ACIDIC FOOD LIST

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Eating foods from this list will affect the pH balance in your body. Too much acid in your diet will cause health problems so it is important to be aware of which foods are considered acidic and how much acid they do contain. The list is divided into foods that are slightly acidic, very acidic and just considered acidic.

SLIGHTLY ACIDIC
barley                    
bass                                
blueberries                                    
bread; rye, wheat, whole grain
brown rice                       
Bulgur wheat                      
butter                                             
buttermilk                                     
cereal, whole grain   
clams                                             
cocoa              
corn oil                         
cottage cheese                    
cream                                            
curry powder        
fish, cold water         
flounder             
flour; millet or brown rice
fruit, dried (except raisins)   
fruit juice (processed) 
granola, sweetened  
honey, processed
Kasha (buckwheat groats)
lard
margarine
millet
oysters
pasta, whole grain
pike
plums
prunes
pumpkin seeds
Quinoa
Rice, basmati

rice, brown

rice cakes

rice milk

rye

rye bread

Safflower oil

salmon

sesame oil

sole

spelt

sunflower oil

sunflower seeds

tea, black

trout

venison

wild game

yogurt

ACIDIC
bread, pumpernickel
brown sugar                     
buckwheat
catfish
cereal, commercial/kids
cheese, soft (mozzarella)
cherries, sour
chicken 
coffee; regular or decaf
corn bread 
cornmeal
corn, processed (popcorn)
crackers (whole wheat rye)
cream cheese 
duck
eggs 
flour; barley, rye or whole wheat
fruit (canned (all types)
Gatorade
grits, corn 
halibut 
jam
jelly
ketchup
lamb
Mahi-mahi
mayonnaise
milk, raw
molasses
mussels
mustard
oat bran
organ meats 
peanuts
peanut butter
peanut oil
pecans
pickles, sweet
pine nuts
pistachios
popcorn
rabbit
raw sugar
relish, pickle
rhubarb
rice, white
sour cherries
sour cream
soy milk
soybean oil
sports drinks
sugar, brown
sugar, raw
sugar, white
tortillas, corn
tuna
turkey
veal
vinegar
vitamin water
walnuts
white rice
white sugar
wine (all types)

VERY ACIDIC
artificial sweeteners
Aspartame
bacon
bagels
baked goods
beef
beer
biscuits
bologna
bread, white
brownies
cakes (all types)
candy (all types)
carp
cheese, hard (cow’s milk)
chips (all types)
chocolate
coffee-espresso
cold cuts
cookies (all types)
corn chips
corn syrup
corned beef
cottonseed oil
couscous
crab
crackers, white or saltines
cranberries
cranberry sauce
custard
deli meat
donuts
equal/aspartame
flour; white, soy, white rice
fruit juice, sweetened
gravy
ham
hazelnuts
high fructose corn syrup
hot dogs/frankfurters, coneys
ice cream
liquor (all types)
lobster
lunch meat
macadamia nuts
macaroni and cheese
Matzoh
milk, homogenized
noodles, egg
pasta, white flour
pastrami
pie (all types)
pork
potato chips
processed foods (all kinds)
pudding (all kinds)
Saccharin
salami
salt, iodized table
sausage
shrimp
soda (all types)
Splenda
swordfish
tortillas, white (flour)

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