High Acidity – The True Cause of Most People’s Degenerative Illnesses

By Scott

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Let’s talk about WHY I have acid reflux for a moment. Before last week, I ate foods that I now know are breaking down and hurting my body’s ability to naturally defend against illness and other medical problems.

Take a moment and visit this link. It discusses why maintaining an alkaline (non-acidic) diet is important for helping you with acid reflux and GERD.

After all of my research and study over the last week, it all just makes sense.

From what I’ve read, to maintain an average pH level of 7.2 (pH? See links above) which is what your body tries to maintain, you will need a 75% alkaline diet and 25% acidic. When I looked at alkaline foods compared to acidic foods, I’ve come to the conclusion that the American diet consists of at least 90% acidic!

Here are some of the foods and drinks from the acidic side of the pH scale (less than 7.0 pH):

ACIDIFYING VEGETABLES
Corn
Lentils
Olives
Winter Squash

ACIDIFYING FRUITS
Blueberries
Canned or Glazed Fruits
Cranberries
Currants
Plums**
Prunes**

ACIDIFYING GRAINS, GRAIN PRODUCTS
Amaranth
Barley
Bran, oat
Bran, wheat
Bread
Corn
Cornstarch
Crackers, soda
Flour, wheat
Flour, white
Hemp Seed Flour
Kamut
Macaroni
Noodles
Oatmeal
Oats (rolled)
Quinoa
Rice (all)
Rice Cakes
Rye
Spaghetti
Spelt
Wheat Germ
Wheat

ACIDIFYING BEANS & LEGUMES
Almond Milk
Black Beans
Chick Peas
Green Peas
Kidney Beans
Lentils
Pinto Beans
Red Beans
Rice Milk
Soy Beans
Soy Milk
White Beans

ACIDIFYING DAIRY
Butter
Cheese
Cheese, Processed
Ice Cream
Ice Milk

ACIDIFYING NUTS & BUTTERS
Cashews
Legumes
Peanut Butter
Peanuts
Pecans
Tahini
Walnuts

ACIDIFYING ANIMAL PROTEIN
Bacon
Beef
Carp
Clams
Cod
Corned Beef
Fish
Haddock
Lamb
Lobster
Mussels
Organ Meats
Oyster
Pike
Pork
Rabbit
Salmon
Sardines
Sausage
Scallops
Shellfish
Shrimp
Tuna
Turkey
Veal
Venison

ACIDIFYING FATS & OILS
Avacado Oil
Butter
Canola Oil
Corn Oil
Flax Oil
Hemp Seed Oil
Lard
Olive Oil
Safflower Oil
Sesame Oil
Sunflower Oil

ACIDIFYING SWEETENERS
Carob
Corn Syrup
Sugar

ACIDIFYING ALCOHOL
Beer
Hard Liquor
Spirits
Wine

ACIDIFYING OTHER FOODS
Cocoa
Coffee
Ketchup
Mustard
Pepper
Soft Drinks
Vinegar

ACIDIFYING DRUGS & CHEMICALS
Aspirin
Chemicals
Drugs, Medicinal
Drugs, Psychedelic
Herbicides
Pesticides
Tobacco

ACIDIFYING JUNK FOOD
Beer: pH 2.5
Coca-Cola: pH 2
Coffee: pH 4

** These foods leave an alkaline ash but have an acidifying effect on the body.

This list goes on and on. After looking at this list, do you see the problem? Did you know your tap water is most likely acidic? Even if you filter it with Pur or Brita water filters? If you don’t believe me, head to Wal-Mart’s pharmacy department and ask them for some litmus testing strips to test pH. Our water here in Cedar City measures 6.0 pH before and after Pur water filtering.

More on acidic and alkaline foods

Another List

The Energy Alkaline Diet

There’s TONS of resources out there if you do some quick searches on google.

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