Alkaline Alcoholic Drinks List

Alkaline Alcoholic Drinks Table

This alkaline alcoholic drinks list extends my alkaline beverages list. That list covers all key drinks from the USDA Key Foods list, whereas this list covers all alcoholic drinks from the full database.

Before I explain and present the list in detail, there are two important facts you need to consider:

  1. Most of the information you will read elsewhere on the Internet about acid or alkaline alcoholic drinks is wrong
  2. If you are drinking enough alcoholic drinks to significantly affect alkalinity, you are drinking more than is healthy

Alkaline Alcoholic Drinks Facts

Acidic Alcohol Myth

There are thousands of Internet pages that describe alcoholic drinks in general, and beer in particular, as acidic.

They are all wrong. (but please see my response to this comment about the wrong way to measure alkaline foods and drinks).

That notion comes from a lab test where drinks are incinerated until all water is evaporated, and all fats and proteins destroyed. The resultant inorganic ash is measured for pH. That value is meaningless for nutrition purposes. Our bodies use organic matter as well as inorganic matter. Destroying organic matter produces false results. This is not how our bodies work.

If you see alkaline nutrition information based on ash pH tests, you should ignore it. If you paid for that information you should seek a refund or sue the publishers.

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Alkaline Breakfast List

Cereal + Fruit = Alkaline Breakfast

This alkaline breakfast list is an update to my Acid-Alkaline Breakfast Cereals Chart. I have reduced the number of food items down to those included in the USDA Key Foods list. I have also increased the amount of nutrition data to include more than just a measure of the acid-alkali effects.

Breakfast is an important start to the day, and current Harvard nutrition advice recommends whole grain cereals. In fact, whole grain cereals should make up one-quarter of our daily calorie intake.

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PRAL Alkalinity Calculation for Acid-Alkaline Foods

How do you measure your food intake?

There is a simple calculation for acid and alkaline foods that can measure your pH balance diet score. However, like many things that are simple, there is more to the pH balance calculation than meets the eye.

Let’s start with some background.

PRAL Alkalinity Calculation Background

People calculate PRAL alkalinity scores to estimate their pH balance. But pH balance means different things to different people. At Foodary, I assume it to mean:
pH balance is the overall balance between acid and alkali (base) in the human body, as measured by the alkalinity of urine.

The important points are:

  • pH (powers of hydrogen) is a specific scale showing acid or alkaline properties.
  • pH Balance is a balance between acid and alkali – both are important
  • pH Balance is measurable
  • pH Balance relates to urine from the kidneys, as distinct from blood acid base balance
  • pH Balance relates to the effect of diet on the body after digestion of food and drink

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Are Apples Alkaline? See the Alkaline Fruits List

Healthy Alkaline Fruits Table

The most important question asked this week is: Are apples alkaline?

The answer is clearly yes from the Acid-Alkaline Fruits and Fruit Juices Food Chart, but that chart only tells part of the story. The story is only complete when you eat apples as part of a healthy balanced diet. That depends on what else you eat, and how you serve the apples. One day, I’ll give you a healthy recipe plan that includes apples. In the meantime, I will explain the importance of alkaline apples with a new Alkaline Fruit List.

I will update all the Alkaline Food Lists because the old Acid-Alkaline lists have many failings. There is still room for improvement, but the new lists will pave the way for a recipe-based system. This is necessary because simple lists take food out of context. They are good for seeing if one food is better than another in isolation, but this has limited value. As a first step to improving my alkaline foods lists, the new lists are calorie-based and include more important nutritional information. The easiest way for me to explain is to show you the list. Then if you click on any link within the table, you will see an explanation.

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Acid-Alkaline Baked Products Food Chart

Alkaline Cake and Biscuits photo

Please see my explanation of the values for this acid-alkaline Baked Products food chart, and related charts, in my Basic Acid Alkaline Food Chart Introduction.

I’ve started this food diary project with these acid-alkaline foods charts, and I will soon add many more features and benefits. I will provide you with your free, personal online food diary. These charts are basic, but the finished project will be rich with many features that allow you to manage your diet. I have many ideas for turning this basic information into an interactive service to help you plan your diet, but I also want your ideas. Your feedback will help me build this project quickly to provide you with better nutrition management tools.

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Acid-Alkaline Fruits and Fruit Juices Food Chart

Healthy Alkaline Fruits Table

Please see my explanation of the values for this acid-alkaline fruit and fruit juices food chart, and related charts, in my Basic Acid Alkaline Food Chart Introduction.

I’ve started this food diary project with these acid-alkaline foods charts, and I will soon add many more features and benefits.

These charts are basic, but the finished project will be rich with many features that allow you to manage your diet. I have many ideas for turning this basic information into an interactive service to help you plan your diet, but I also want your ideas. Your feedback will help me build this project quickly to provide you with better nutrition management tools.

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