Acid-Alkaline Food Charts

One of the best categorization of what you should and shouldn’t eat if you are in the long haul for healing eczema is the acid-alkaline diet.

The general rule here is (for eczema sufferers during restoration):

  • No dairy products.
  • No gluten e.g. wheat.
  • No foods with artificially added chemicals.
  • No natural foods with unwanted substances e.g. tomatoes, grapes with natural MSG.
  • No excessive flavourers e.g. salt, vinegar, sugar.
  • No more than 20% of acidifying foods in any one day.

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Acid-Alkaline Food List (Highly Restricted)

Vegetables

Strongly Alkalizing Alkalizing Acidifying Strongly Acidifying
Beetroot Brussel sprouts Dried peas (cooked/raw)  
Lentil sprouts Cabbage (white, red)     
Mungbean sprouts Carrot    
Celery
Chayote
Green beans
Romaine lettuce
Iceberg lettuce
Spring onion
Rutabaga

 

Fruits

Strongly Alkalizing Alkalizing Acidifying Strongly Acidifying
Banana (not sugar enhanced) Papaya  
  Pawpaw  
  Pear  

 

Carbohydrates

Strongly Alkalizing Alkalizing Acidifying Strongly Acidifying
Potato, charisma Brown rice Basmati rice
Potato, new Buckwheat Pasta (gluten-free)
Potato, white Oats (gluten-free) Rice crackers
Sweet potato Quinoa
Sprouted grains Rice milk
Soy

Protein

Strongly Alkalizing Alkalizing Acidifying Strongly Acidifying
Beans (no broad bean) Salmon
Chicken
Fish
Chickpeas
Lamb
Lentils
Soy milk
Tuna
Veal

Flavourers

Strongly Alkalizing Alkalizing Acidifying Strongly Acidifying
Celtic sea salt, unrefined Carob powder Golden syrup
Chives Maple syrup, real
Garlic Vanilla essence, real
Lecithin granules
Vanilla, whole bean
Rice malt syrup
Saffron

 

Beverages

Strongly Alkalizing Alkalizing Acidifying Strongly Acidifying
Broth, homemade Mineral water, pure and organic Rice milk, organic
Vegetable juice, (highly restricted) Water, filtered and spring Soy milk, organic
Fruit juice, (highly restricted)

 

Nuts, oils

Strongly Alkalizing Alkalizing Acidifying Strongly Acidifying
Cashew nuts, raw unsalted
Rice bran oil
Refined safflower oil (not extra virgin)

 

Acid-Alkaline Food List (Lightly Restricted)

The lightly restricted version of the diet is reserved for those who have gone through the highly restricted version for at least three months (depending on your recover).

You are expected to reintroduce new food items several at a time per week. This way, you will know what you might not be ready for as an intolerance.

Vegetables

Strongly Alkalizing Alkalizing Acidifying Strongly Acidifying
Barley grass Artichoke Bamboo shoots Corn
Broccoli Asparagus Pea (fresh or frozen) Gherkin, pickled
Cucumber Pepper Silverbeet, cooked Pickled vegetables
Dark leafy greens, raw Cauliflower
Kale, raw Chicory
Rocket Chinese greens
Spinach, raw Eggplant
Snow pea sprouts Endive
Watercress Marrow
Wheatgrass juice Mushroom
Olive
Onion
Parsnip
Pumpkin
Radish
Snow pea
Baby squash
Turnip
Yam
Zucchini

 

Fruits

Strongly Alkalizing Alkalizing Acidifying Strongly Acidifying
Grapefruit Apricot, dried Apples Blackcurrant
Lemon Avocado Apricot, raw Blackthorn berry
Lime Banana, sugar variety Berries, most of them Kiwi fruit
Date, dried Cherry Mandarin
Raisins Dried fruits Orange
Tomato, raw Figs Mulberry
Grape Nectarine
Mango Pineapple
Persimmon
Plum
Pomegranate
Prune
Raspberry
Strawberry
Tomato, cooked
Watermelon

 

Carbohydrates

Strongly Alkalizing Alkalizing Acidifying Strongly Acidifying
Amaranth Corn
Cous cous (semolina, durum wheat) Corn, any associated products
Cracked wheat Millet
Muesli Pasta, white, wheat
Pumpernickel Processed wheat cereals
Sago, tapioca White rice, jasmine
Wholegrain wheat bread White bread
Flour, white
Yeast breads

 

Protein

Strongly Alkalizing Alkalizing Acidifying Strongly Acidifying
Butter, pure and unheated Anchovy Beef
Buttermilk, fresh Broad bean Butter, heated
Egg yolk Milk, dairy Cheese
Ghee Yoghurt, plain and organic Fish, pickled or smoked
Whey Tempeh Ice-cream
Tuna, canned in olive oil Kefir
Lobster
Meat pies
Peanut
Pork, ham, bacon
Processed deli meats
Sausages
Yoghurt, sweetened, fruit

 

Flavourers

Strongly Alkalizing Alkalizing Acidifying Strongly Acidifying
Apple cider vinegar Cinnamon Hydrolysed vegetable protein Artificial sweetener
Ginger Jams Chewing gum, candy
Herbs, other Licorice Chocolate
Spices, all Molasses Gravy
Curry powder and curry paste Soy sauce Mayonnaise
Stock cubes Meat extracts
Tamari sauce Mustard
Honey Salt, commercial
Sugar
Tomato paste, ketchup
Vinegar, other types

 

 

Beverages

Strongly Alkalizing Alkalizing Acidifying Strongly Acidifying
Green detox powder supplements Almond milk Beer Alcohol: all
Liquid chlorophyll Herbal teas (not green tea) Fruit juice Black tea
Vegetable juice, packaged Green tea Chocolate drinks
Milk, dairy Coffee
Mineral water, carbonated, no flavour Cordial
Tomato juice and soup Dried soup mixes
Soft drinks
Tap water

 

Nuts, oils

Strongly Alkalizing Alkalizing Acidifying Strongly Acidifying
Almonds Canola oil Hazelnuts
Almond milk Cashews, roasted Hydrogenated fats
Almond oil Coconut Lard
Brazil nuts Oils, cold pressed, extra virgin when heated Margarine
Butter, pure Pine nuts Peanuts
Oils, cold pressed, extra virgin unheated Poppy seed Pecan
Flaxseeds Sesame seeds Pistachio nuts
Flaxseed oil Pumpkin seeds
Olive oil, extra virgin Sunflower seeds
Walnuts

 

These data are referenced from the famous nutritionist Karen Fischer who is the author of the Eczema Diet that I have bought (I highly recommend you to as well).  She is very knowledgeable in the field of dietary changes to cure skin problems.

Additional advice:

  • During eczema restoration, you are to follow the 80-20 rule. This means 80% alkaline foods and 20% acidic foods.
  • Print out this sheet and use it as your grocery shopping list.

Let me know if you have any questions.

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