The typical American diet is full of foods like meat and dairy products that tend to increase the acidity of your blood. Recent research suggests that eating too many acid-promoting foods could potentially damage your kidney and your liver and might even raise diabetes risk. But you can help negate acid’s negative effects on the body by balancing your diet with foods that promote an alkaline body environment.
Adding more of these 27 foods into your diet could help support organ health and trim your body mass. The foods are ordered from most neutral to most alkaline-promoting.
- Draft beer (most neutral)
- White wine
- Mineral water
- Red wine
- Green beans
- Raisins (most alkaline-promoting)
A general rule of thumb is that you can eat these foods without worrying about any acidic effect they’ll have, although some are more alkaline than others. It isn’t necessary to eat only alkaline foods in order to get body’s pH levels to be alkaline, and a certain percentage of foods can be acidic, but it’s best if they’re natural, whole foods like fruits.
NOTE: It’s important to do your research in this area, and consult with your doctor before fully subscribing to any diet plan.