The Wild Oats Alkalising Diet

Most illness and disease is linked to excessive acidity in the body. Increasing your in-take of alkalising foods and decreasing acid-forming foods is advised for improving your body’s pH balance and overall general health.

Increase alkaline-forming foods

• Vegetables preferably local and in season
• Fruits preferably local and in season including berries
• Unrefined cold pressed vegetable oils
• Whole grains, such as brown rice, buckwheat, millet, quinoa, barley, oats
• Green leafy vegetables
• Pulses (peas, beans, lentils)
• Dried fruits
• Pumpkin, sunflower, sesame and flax(linseed)
• Pineapple, papaya, mango and guava
• Oily wild fish, such as mackerel, herring and sardines.
• Drink lots of water and herbal teas

Avoid acid-forming foods:

• Meat, especially sausages, processed meats, bacon and ham
• Animal fat and all dairy products
• Processed foods in general
• White flour and its products
• Sugar (any)
• Citrus fruits (oranges, grapefruit, lemons tangerines and clementines)
• Tomatoes potatoes, aubergines and peppers
• Alcohol
• Coffee
• Salted foods and snacks


Created by Mike Abrahams, founder and owner of Wild Oats

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