for Acidic Foods
Coffee and Tea
Other food substitutes
There are ways you can still enjoy some of the highly acidic foods
you’re currently eating, even if you’re overly acidic.
Add sodium bicarbonate to your fruit drinks: one-half to one teaspoon
per quart. This will make the drink taste smoother and richer as
well as increase the pH. To improve digestibility, have these drinks
first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. If you want to add
protein powder, use vegetable protein, which is less acidic than
animal protein. And don’t drink these with protein-rich meals containing
milk or meat, since they require more acid production for digestion.
|Blend A Drink
If you’re overly acidic, try whipping up a remedy in the blender.
Throw in some enzyme-rich, alkaline ingredients, such as fresh
vegetables and certain fruits.
Liquefying the solid ingredients helps reduce the strain on
your pancreas and other digestive organs. These liquid meals
can help prevent fatigue, brain fog, inflammatory conditions,
autoimmune problems, and possibly even cancer.
Wine has an acidic pH, and can cause heartburn and other digestive
symptoms in overly acidic people. But if you’d still like to occasionally
sip a glass, take a sodium and potassium bicarbonate mixture (Alka
Seltzer) right after drinking an alcoholic beverage to blunt the
acidic effects. You can also use bicarbonate to help neutralize
the uncomfortable symptoms of a hangover.
|If You Must Drink Alcohol. . .
Then don’t drink it on an empty stomach. This overwhelms the
liver’s ability to metabolize and detoxify the alcohol. To slow
the liver’s absorption of alcohol, first eat some sort of oily
or fatty food. Say, a salad with an oil-based dressing, or smoked
Coffee and tea
If you’re overly acidic but simply must have your daily cup
of coffee or black tea, purchase acid-free versions from specialty
tea and coffee stores.
If only the bubbling varieties of mineral water are available, you
can reduce the carbonation with a pinch of table salt. This not
only makes the water go flat, but provides you with a more alkaline
Substitute Bragg Liquid Aminos for vinegar when making salad dressings.
This flavoring agent can be purchased in most health foods stores.
Combine it with olive oil and herbs for a delicious dressing. Or,
prepare a salad dressing with half the vinegar, increasing the amount
of water and oil and adding extra flavoring agents.
For more on the Alkaline Power Diet, read on:
Alkaline Power Diet
Adjusting to a Diet
Higher in Plant Foods
Foods to Stay Away
pH of Common Foods