When we eat acid-forming foods, our body works to bring our blood pH back into balance by releasing alkaline-rich minerals into our bloodstream (e.g. calcium, phosphorus and magnesium).

If we are not eating enough alkaline-forming foods, then our body has to pull these minerals from our bones, teeth and organs. This can compromise our immune system, cause fatigue and make us vulnerable to viruses and disease. Here’s some benefits of eating alkaline.


 
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ALKALINE FRUIT LIST

Apples/cider
Apricots
Avocados
Bananas
Berries (most)
Cantaloupe
Carob (pod only)
Cherries
Citron
Currants
Dates
Figs
Grapes
*Grapefruit
Guavas
*Kumquats
*Lemons (ripe)
*Limes
Loquats
Mangos
Nectarines
Olives (ripe)
*Oranges
Papayas
Passion Fruit
Peaches
Pears
Persimmons
Pineapple (fresh)
Pomegranates
Melons (all)
Raisins
Sapotes
Tamarind
*Tangerines
Tomatoes (fully ripened)

ACID FRUITS

All preserves
All canned with sugar
Blueberries
Cranberries
Dried-sulphured, glazed
Olives (Pickled)
Plums
Prunes

It must be noted that because a food is acid it is no indication that it REMAINS acid in the body. It can turn alkaline. Honey and raw sugars produce alkaline ash, but because of a high concentrate of sugar become acid-formers. Those fruits marked with an * should not be eaten with other foods. They are acid externally but alkaline internally.
 

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