Alkaline Beverages Update
I’m moving nutrient lists to ALKAscore. Where I’m also reconfiguring them to match the latest food groups. So it’s best to search for your favorite alkaline drinks. Or start from the new Food Groups Index. But note that there is no longer a dedicated group for beverages. So you should look for 100% juice in the fruits or vegetables groups. Also, see (DGA Food Group Summary note about beverages).
Here at Foodary, I’ll continue to investigate how diseases and wellbeing are affected by beverages. Both as a group (e.g., for hydration), and for individual beverages.
Individual Beverages Science
Where I find studies about the effects of beverages on health and wellbeing, I will summarize them. Including articles on the effects of alcoholic drinks. Also, ginger ale, pepsi, red bull, and tonic water. So please let me know if you have special interest in any of these drinks. Because that helps me prioritize my research.
Acid-Alkaline Beverages List
I’ve retired the old format for Alkaline Beverages List. But the original list is available as a free Alkaline Beverages Spreadsheet. Or, you will find it in the free resources listed in your dashboard if you subscribe to my free Foodary Nexus Newsletter…
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I’ve added extra columns to the spreadsheet to help you make choices about beverages consumption. In particular, you can now compare PRAL values per 100 calories. So here are two examples from opposite ends of the range…
Highest Acid Load Beverages
I’ve listed these beverages with the highest acid load first. Where the first number in the list is PRAL value per 100 calorie serving:
- 27 ┈ Apple cider-flavored drink, powder, low calorie, with vitamin C, prepared
- 24 ┈ Carbonated beverage, low calorie, cola or pepper-type, with aspartame, without caffeine
- 10 ┈ Fruit-flavored drink, dry powdered mix, low calorie, with aspartame
- 9 ┈ NABISCO, KNOX DRINKING GELATIN, Orange Flavor, with aspartame, low calorie, powder
- 8 ┈ Carbonated beverage, low calorie, cola or pepper-type, with aspartame, contains caffeine
- 6 ┈ Lemonade, low calorie, with aspartame, powder
- 4 ┈ Gelatin, drinking, orange-flavor, powder, prepared with water
- 2 ┈ Tea, ready-to-drink, NESTLE, COOL NESTEA ice tea lemon flavor
- 2 ┈ Fruit-flavored drink mix, powder, unsweetened
- 2 ┈ Tea, ready-to-drink, LIPTON BRISK iced tea, with lemon flavor
Lowest Acid Load Beverages
Here, I’ve listed beverages with the lowest acid load. But you must remember that we never aim to eliminate acid-forming foods. Because we need to balance some acidic foods with more alkaline foods. So that daily PRAL totals become negative.
Therefore, choosing beverages with the lowest acid load makes it easier to achieve your daily PRAL target. So, this list continues with the format of starting with PRAL value per 100 calorie serving:
- -210 ┈ Coffee, brewed, espresso, restaurant-prepared
- -96 ┈ Coffee, brewed from grounds, prepared with tap water
- -81 ┈ Tea, brewed, prepared with tap water
- -46 ┈ Coffee, instant, decaffeinated, powder, prepared with water
- -37 ┈ Tea, instant, unsweetened, powder, prepared
- -30 ┈ Orange-flavor drink, breakfast type, low calorie, powder
- -30 ┈ Coffee, instant, regular, prepared with water
- -24 ┈ Tea, herb, brewed
- -24 ┈ Wine, non-alcoholic
- -23 ┈ Fruit-flavored drink, powder, with high vitamin C, low calorie
- -22 ┈ Coffee, instant, with chicory, prepared with water
- -20 ┈ Tea, instant, unsweetened, lemon-flavored, powder
- -15 ┈ Tea, instant, sweetened with sodium saccharin, lemon-flavored, prepared
- -10 ┈ Coffee substitute, cereal grain beverage, prepared with water
- -9 ┈ Malted drink mix, chocolate, with added nutrients, powder
Remember: these tables help you make better food choices, but the only way to confirm they are having the desired effect is by measuring the pH (acidity/alkalinity) of your urine. This is a simple process using widely available pH test strips or meters.
Your Alkaline Beverages
I’m working on templates that help you identify, understand, and resolve your alkaline beverages concerns. In the meantime, you can start by adding notes about what you’ve learned about alkaline beverages so far.
All you do is highlight any text that interests you. Then click “Annotations” to personalize any Foodary page. Which means you can keep your alkaline beverages notes linked here, where you can always find them.
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Acid-Alkaline Beverages Related Topics
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- Acid-Alkaline Legumes and Legume Products Food Chart
- Alkaline Nuts and Seeds List
- Alkaline Fish List
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