25 Acid-Promoting Foods

Check out this list to see if you could be overloading your body with potentially toxic acids.

The typical American diet is full of foods like meat and dairy products that tend to increase the acidity of your blood. Recent research suggests that eating too many acid-promoting foods could potentially damage your kidney and your liver and might even raise diabetes risk.

See if your favorite foods are on this list of 25 common acid-promoting foods, which are ordered from neutral to most acid-forming. If you find your favorite foods on this list, you don’t have to cut them out entirely. Rather, check out this list of 25 common foods that help to neutralize acid and maintain a healthy body mass.

  1. Olive oil (neutral)
  2. Low-fat yogurt
  3. Whole milk
  4. Butter
  5. Lentils, boiled
  6. White bread
  7. Whole-wheat cooked spaghetti
  8. Plain bagel
  9. Peanuts, dry-roasted
  10. Walnuts
  11. Hot dog
  12. Chicken
  13. Pepperoni
  14. Lean beef
  15. Wild cooked trout
  16. Whole egg, hard boiled
  17. Oats
  18. Brown rice
  19. Cooked salmon
  20. White canned tuna fish
  21. Mozzarella
  22. Canned sardines
  23. Cooked turkey bacon
  24. American/cheddar cheese
  25. Parmesan cheese (most acid-producing)

To learn more about how to avoid toxic acidity in your diet, follow this alkaline meal plan.

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We've all been there — we get a cramp in our stomach, maybe with some nausea or constipation. It's easy to think it may just be indigestion. But what if it's something more serious like diverticulitis? That's a condition of inflammation or infection in one or more small pouches that can form in your digestive tract. Here's how to tell the difference between the pain and how to know when you should see a doctor.