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The alkaline diet to help balance ph is not to bad of a diet to follow after you have done the yeast infection cleanse, and to keep you healthy throughout your life. However, don't get to carried away with trying to become real alkaline, to much of a good thing can be a bad thing. But I would try to keep my meals to the neutral side, which is easily done when you combine two alkaline foods with one acidic food.
I have tried to compile a complete list of foods for you as I can in their appropriate categories for the alkaline diet and to balance ph. However, I have not edited the list for what is good for yeast and what isn't. That list is on the candida diet page.
If you have tested your urine ph and are below 5.6 first thing in the morning, then 70% of your diet should be from the alkaline diet food category. The other 30% can be from the acid forming foods. I would in any case stay away from the Highly Acid and Acid Forming Foods like coke. Colas have a ph of 2.8 and it would take 32 glasses of alkaline water with a ph of 7.0 to neutralize the acid from one can of coke in the body.
There are two kinds of alkaline and acid forming foods. One of course is the acids or alkaline substances the foods themselves contain. The other is the acid or alkaline forming ability of a food after it is digested. Take for instance a lemon which is very acidic, but once digested it has an alkalizing effect in the body. The absolute best foods for the alkaline diet and to raise body ph are not surprisingly, green.
High Alkaline Diet & Alkaline Forming Foods to Balance Ph
Sea salt, mineral water, baking soda, seawead, lentils, pumpkin seeds, taro root, lotus root, sea vegetables, sweet potatoes, limes, lemons, persimmon, nectarines, watermelon, raspberry, pineapple, and tangerines.
Moderately Alkaline Diet & Alkaline Forming Foods to Balance Ph
Apricot, apples, spices, alfalfa sprouts, unsulfered molasses, avocados, soy sauce, currants, cashews, dates, chestnuts, figs, pepper, garlic, kohlrabi, grapes, guavas, parsnip, asparagus, kale, grapefruit, parsley, endive, arugula, mustard green, ginger root, peaches, pears, peas, broccoli, lettuce, potatoes, carrots, mango, oranges, strawberries, squash, cantalope, honeydew, pumpkin, loganberry, olive dewberry, sweet corn, turnip, and apple cider vinegar.
Low Alkaline Diet & Alkaline Forming Foods to Balance Ph
Most herbs, almonds, green tea, mu tea, jerusalem artichokes, brussel sprouts, rice syrup, cherries, fresh coconut, sake, quail eggs, cucumbers, eggplant, primrose oil, sesame seed, raw honey, leeks, cod liver oil, almonds, mushrooms, okra, sprouts, bell pepper, cauliflower, olives, onions, pickles, cabbage, rutabaga, radishes, sweet tomatoes, ginseng, eggplant, collard green, egg yolks, essene bread, raw goats milk and whey, olive oil, whole sesame seeds, homemade mayonnaise, blackberry, raisin, papaya, and sprouted grains.
Very Low Alkaline Diet & Alkaline Forming Foods to Balance Ph
Oats, duck eggs, ginger tea, grain coffee, ghee, quinoa, umeboshi vinegar, wild rice, coconut oil, flax oil, olive oil, japonica rice, chive, celery, beet, okra, most other seeds, turnip greens, cilantro, lettuce, blue berries, and banana.
Butter, raw milk, raw cream, most expeller pressed oils, and plain yogurt.
Very Low Acid & Acid Forming Foods to Balance Ph
Pumpkin seed oil, grape seed oil, sunflower oil, canola oil, cream, butter, goat/sheep cheese, spinach, fava beans, black-eyed peas, string beans, wax beans, zucchini, chutney, rhubarb, coconut, guava, dry fruit, figs, dates, Curry, kona coffee, honey, maple syrup, vinegar, chicken, gelatin, organs, venison, fish, wild duck, triticale, millet, kasha, amaranth, brown rice, and pine nuts.
Low Acid & Acid Forming Foods to Balance Ph
Buckwheat, wheat, spelt, cow milk, aged cheese, soy cheese, goat milk, teff, kamut, farina, semolina, white rice, almond oil, sesame oil, safflower oil, tapioca, seitan, tofu, pinto beans, white beans, navy beans, red beans, aduki beans, lima beans, chard, plum, prune, tomatoes, vanilla, alcohol, black tea, balsamic vinegar, game meat, lamb, mutton, boar, elk, goose, turkey, shell fish, and mollusks.
Moderately Acid & Acid Forming Foods to Balance Ph
Nutmeg, coffee, casein, milk protein, cottage cheese, soy milk, pork, veal, bear, mussels, squid, chicken, maize, barley groats, corn, green peas, peanuts, snow peas, other legumes, garbanzo beans, cranberry, pomegranate, rye, oat bran, pistachio seeds, chestnut oil, lard, pecans, and palm kernel oil.
Highly Acid & Acid Forming Foods to Balance Ph
Tabletop sweeteners like (NutraSweet, Spoonful, Sweet 'N Low, Equal or Aspartame), pudding, jam, jelly, table salt, beef, lobster, pheasant, barley, cottonseed oil, hazelnuts, walnuts, brazil nuts, beer, yeast, hops, malt, sugar, cocoa, white (acetic acid) vinegar, processed cheese, ice cream, fried foods, soybean, and soft drinks.
Other Acid Forming Compounds
Most prescription medicines and over the counter drugs can be highly acidic as well. Recreational drugs and alcohol are also acid forming. Chemicals and toxins that we use and are exposed to every day at home which number upwards of 250 also cause acidity, overloading the immune system and the liver. Disease and the growth of microforms result which can create even more acidity. Eventually, life threatening diseases can develop and can result in death.
To help balance ph by using the alkaline diet and certain alkalizing health supplements, the body can cleanse itself of toxins and restore health on a cellular level. Oxygen and nutritional absorption for the body is greatly enhanced creating an environment where the immune system can heal and rebuild itself.
That's all you really need to do, pretty simple.
Article written by Dan and edited for accuracy by Dr. Taylor
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