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  • cyndiann

    They can be very bad for your health, especially if you are prone to cancer or have had it. Many people with cancer use foods that are alkaline because cancer doesn’t like it.

    Alkaline foods include, among others, squash, lettuce, tomatoes, celery, carrots, onions, chick peas, spinach, cucumber, basil, parsley, olive oil, lemons, limes and watermelons. Acidic foods, among others, include caffeine, tobacco, sugar, meat, white rice and pasta.

    Test tube studies have demonstrated a link between acidity and tumor growth. Tumors in test tubes grow more rapidly in acidic environment, and chemotherapy is more effective at killing tumors if the area around the tumor is more alkaline.

    Many people become confused in regards to alkaline and acid diets because they think that it refers to the actual pH level of the food itself. This is not the case, as some foods which are highly acidic in their natural form, such as lemons and limes, actually have an alkaline effect on the body.

  • hellven666

    all citrus fruit oranges lime lemon ..

  • Fruits and yes they are good for you.

  • Gary Y

    If this is about changing your body’s pH with food, you can’t. @Lili Mo’s answer in that respect is wrong.

    Acidic foods such as citrus fruits, vinegar, etc, do not change the acidity of your stomach or your bloodstream – your stomach is so acidic that no food can change its acidity. When foods leave your stomach they are acidic. When they enter your intestines the secretions from your pancreas neutralize the stomach acids. It doesn’t matter what you eat, the food in the stomach is acidic and the food in the intestines is alkaline.

    Your body works very hard to maintain it’s acid-base homeostasis.

    See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acid-base_homeostasis

    The acidity of foods does not necessarily make them ‘healthy’ or ‘unhealthy’.

  • Mad Roy

    Sauerkraut is pretty acidic.

  • thenoseknows

    The major acidifying foods are meats, dairy products and grains. They are actually not good for health — the exact opposite is true. The correct term is "acid-forming" or "alkaline-forming". You can test your urine and saliva to determine your body’s overall pH value. You should be neither overly acid nor alkaline.
    http://www.essense-of-life.com/moreinfo/foodcharts.htm
    This site has excellent information and links to the actual research that has been done.
    An overly acidic state has been found in 100% of cancer patients. It promotes tumor growth.

  • William T

    It depends on the food. You cannot tell if a food is healthy just by whether it is acidic or base. Also, be careful of the absurd pseudoscience that tells people that they can change the pH of their body and that this will affect their health. Your body constantly maintains every part at the optimal pH. Anyway, all food you eat is mixed with stomach acid, making it much much more acidic and then this acid is neutralized as the contents of your stomach continue through the digestive process.

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