Alkaline Oils List

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Frankly, if you are looking for an alkaline oils list, you might be disappointed. Without seasonings and flavorings, oils are neutral. However, you cannot ignore fats and oils in a healthy diet.

You should know that managing alkaline foods correctly involves other nutrition factors. A good alkaline diet is not just about alkaline foods. It is about balancing acid and alkaline forming foods, but even more, it is about balancing all your nutrition requirements.

Oils, which are liquid forms of fats, have had a bad name in healthy eating plans. However, it is wrong to say all oils and fats should be avoided. What needs to be avoided is bad fats and oils.

Even though oils will form only a very small part of your daily calorie intake, you can make a difference by choosing the right type. Harvard has a few important points:

  • Limit saturated fat and avoid trans fat
  • Switch to vegetable oils, such as olive, canola, sunflower, soy, and corn

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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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Alkaline Vegetables List

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The alkaline vegetables list follows on from my earlier Acid-Alkaline Vegetables and Vegetable Products Food Chart. I describe the improvements in Alkaline Food Lists Explanation, which you can read now, or click into from the help links in the list below.

According to the latest advice from nutrition experts at Harvard, vegetables should form about one third of all we eat. This is measured by energy (calories), and so I list all foods in units of 100 calories. On a daily basis, you should therefore consume 600-700 calories from the vegetable list below. Please note that I have limited the initial list to vegetables included in the USDA key foods. If you need additional foods in the list, please ask at the help desk.

Energy defines the quantities in a healthy diet, but there are many factors that define quality. Ultimately, diet quality depends on your personal needs. That is why I am driving Foodary towards providing personal healthy eating plans. Prior to that, I want to go beyond basic acid-alkaline information. I have extended PRAL from earlier food charts, which measures acid/alkaline forming foods. I have added fiber, sugars, and sodium, as these are common factors that affect your health.

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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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Alkaline Food Lists Explanation

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Alkaline food lists are nutrition statements for key foods from the USDA database. I’ve called the new tables lists to distinguish them from earlier versions that I called Acid-Alkaline Food Charts. The data is from the same source, the USDA nutrition database, but I’ve reduced the number of items and increased the amount of nutritional information.

Eventually, the data will form the heart of an interactive healthy recipes system. I’ve introduced these new changes to encourage debate about what are the most important aspects of eating for health.

Alkaline Food Lists Introduction

The old charts listed calories and PRAL (a measure of the acid or alkaline effects of food). The charts showed values for 100g servings of every food and drink item in the USDA database. This caused confusion on 2 fronts:

  1. A fixed weight makes it very difficult to compare different food items.
  2. Some items have an overwhelming number of variations, and many obscure items are completely unknown to most people.

Reducing the list to less than 600 key foods will inevitably exclude some foods that many people need to analyze. As I identify those, I will add extra items to the lists. You can request your own items on the eating for health forum, or the Foodary Facebook page.

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