Foodary Glossary and Definitions

List of all terms used at Foodary. Please note that I apply special meaning to some terms that might have a wider definition outside the scope of Foodary.

PRAL Score

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PRAL Nutrients iconPotential Renal Acid Load (PRAL) Score estimates the load on your kidneys. It is NOT a measure of food pH. But it does help you to identify how foods might affect the pH of your urine.

Negative PRAL is for alkaline foods. That means foods that will have an alkalizing effect on urine.
Positive PRAL is for acid foods. That means foods that will have an acidifying effect on urine.

Therefore you can use PRAL food tables to achieve pH Balance. So for more information read PRAL pH Balance Calculation for Acid-Alkaline Foods.

Very Alkaline

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PRAL Nutrients iconPotential Renal Acid Load (PRAL) Score estimates the load on your kidneys. It is NOT a measure of food pH. But it does help you to identify how foods might affect the pH of your urine.

Negative PRAL is for alkaline foods. That means foods that will have an alkalizing effect on urine. So any negative PRAL is alkaline. But, my charts show a wide range of values. So to help you quickly find the foods that you need to balance your diet, I introduced arbitrary terms that you see in the Alkaline Foods Tables headings. Therefore, foods in this column have a PRAL value less than -10.

Now you can use PRAL food tables to achieve pH Balance. So for more information read PRAL pH Balance Calculation for Acid-Alkaline Foods.