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High Alkaline Foods

High alkaline foods are generally easy to select, being the common sense ‘good’ dietary choices such as: high-alkaline-foods-courgettes-tomatoes-basket
  • Fresh, raw vegetables
  • Healthy essential oils (unheated)
  • Salads
  • Pure water
  • Herbal teas


  • Supplements such as wheatgrass and green drinks

Virtually any food that is high in water content, low in sugar and not cooked or processed is alkalizing to your body.
See my Alkaline Foods List for a comprehensive list of alkaline foods.

Fruits, nuts and oils

Discrepancies arise with things such as fruits, nuts and oils. Dr Robert Young (leading alkaline diet researcher and author) advises against all fruits, except for a few unsweet ones, such as avocados, tomatoes, lemons, limes and grapefruits. Other researchers say that other fruits are also high alkaline foods.  high-alkaline-foods-pink-grapefruit

For example, Dr Susan Brown and Larry Trivieri in their book ‘The Acid Alkaline Food Guide’ classify oranges, blueberries, apricots, melons, mangoes and cherries as being alkaline based foods.

The thing to remember with most fruits is that although they contain a lot of nutrients, they also contain a lot of sugar. Nutrients and minerals need to outweigh acid sugars in order to be alkaline.

Fruits are not innately bad but in our Western society we tend to consume so many refined carbohydrates and sugars that most people have yeast infections of some sort. The fruit acid sugars feed this yeast and fungus and produce microtoxins that have a pretty negative effect on the body.

high-alkaline-foods-mixed-nutsHazelnuts, macadamia nuts, brazil nuts and pumpkin seeds are also debatable foods. 

 The acidity or alkalinity of oils and fats largely depends on the quality of the oil and how it is processed. For example, cold pressed virgin olive oil is classed as alkaline but heated olive oil (which can become a very unhealthy hydrogenated fat or trans fat when used in cooking) is acidic.

Alkaline Diet Health Tip: Coconut oil is excellent, even though a saturated fat, as it does not hydrogenate when used in cooking.

I have produced an Alkaline Foods List which is not definitive but details the general consensus and common sense high alkaline foods.

Also, get some delicious alkaline food recipes by downloading my 38-page FREE Alkaline Diet Recipes Book

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