The acid test: does your diet pass?

We talk a lot about diet needs here on the AlkaVision blog. Today I thought we’d condense some information into a simple worksheet that you can do at home. Here’s a quick checklist to see if your diet passes the acid test.


Instructions: Write the number of times you eat each of the foods below in a given week. Total up the numbers for each category, then compare the totals for ACIDIC foods versus ALKALINE foods.


ACIDIC FOODS INVENTORY

____ Meats (Red Meat, Fish/Seafood, Pork, Chicken, Lamb, other meats)

____ Dairy products

____ Foods containing refined flours and sugars (white breads, cookies, etc.)

____ Canned foods

____ Acidic drinks: coffee, alcohol, sodas/pop

____ Peanuts

____ Processed oils and fats

______ TOTAL ACIDIC FOODS SCORE


ALKALINE FOODS INVENTORY

____ Fresh green vegetables (Broccoli, cabbage, spinach, kale, etc.)

____ Fresh fruits (Bananas, limes, watermelon, mangos, etc.)

____ Healthy starches (potatoes, sweet potatoes)

____ Fresh herbs

____ Alkalized water, Herbal teas, Green drinks

____ Almonds

____ Cold pressed virgin olive oil or other high quality oils (i.e. flax seed oil or pumpkin seed oil)

______ TOTAL ALKALINE FOODS SCORE


Now, total up your two scores. If your “alkaline” score is higher than your “acidic” score, then great! You’re on the right path… and if you can improve on your score more you will probably improve your health even more. But if your acid score is higher than your alkaline score, this could be a sign that your diet is too acidic and that you need to make changes. You may be experiencing symptoms of excess acidity. A change in diet could do you some good!


Comments (3)

  1. Thank you for outlining both alkaline and acid based foods. I noticed that coffee and dairy products are on the list of acidic products, which is unfortunate as I love both, but for the sake of my health, I am willing to make the sacrifice!

  2. I love how simple this test is. I am one of those people who will eat high acid foods one day, and very low acid foods the next. I know I have to improve my diet though. Everything you post is very helpful and easy to read. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Bingo! it was a wonderful process to go through this test. Unfortunately, my ‘acidic’ score is higher than ‘alkaline’. but fortunately, I have come to at least know that I’m consuming bad food. And hence, this has made me aware about my food habits. Hadn’t I come across this little test, I would have not known at all!

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