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
____ 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
____ 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!