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Healthy & Harmful Foods

Healthy & Harmful Foods

Ragnar Berg's Nutritive Value Tables

This table reflects, in percentages, the negative or bad properties of acid- forming foods and the positive or good properties of acid-binding alkaline foods. Alkaline foods build and support the body, and also neutralize the harmful acids produced by the acid-forming foods. Excess acids form excess mucus, causing all forms of internal congestion and a medium for bacterial growth and disease. Get over 250 nutrients with an natural whole food powder now!

The higher the acid-binding percentage of a food--the more valuable that food is, as an acid and mucus eliminator. By eating a larger portion of acid-binding foods, at the same meal, while eating acid-forming foods, the harmful effects of the acid-forming foods are lessened.

 
 
 
 

Name of Food

% Acid Binding

% Acid Forming

Name of Food

% Acid Binding

% Acid Forming

           

VEGETABLES

   

FRUITS

   

Black radish, w/skin

39.40

 

Olives

30.56

 

Spinach

28.01

 

Figs

27.81

 

Dill

18.36

 

Raisins

15.10

 

Dandelion

17.52

 

Tangerines

11.77

 

Endives

4.51

 

Lemons

9.90

 

Lettuce

14.12

 

Oranges

9.61

 

Tomatoes

13.67

 

Grapes

7.15

 

Cucumbers

13.50

 

Blackberries

7.14

 

Red Beets

11.37

 

Plums

5.80

 

Celery Roots

11.33

 

Prunes

5.80

 

Leeks

11.00

 

Dates, dried

5.50

 

White Turnips

10.80

 

Peaches

5.40

 

Sweet Potatoes/ Yams

10.31

 

Raspberries

5.19

 

Sugar Beets

9.37

 

Apricots

4.79

 

Rhubarb

8.93

 

Currants

4.43

 

String Beans - Fresh

8.71

 

Banana

4.38

 

Young Radish

6.05

 

Cherries, sour

4.33

 

Kohlrabi Root

5.99

 

Pomegranates

4.15

 

Potatoes, White

5.90

 

Pineapple

3.59

 

Green Peas -Fresh/Yong

5.15

 

Pears

3.26

 

Watercress

4.98

 

Cherries, sweet

2.66

 

Artichoke

4.31

 

Cherries

2.57

 

Cabbage, White

4.02

 

Strawberries

1.76

 

Horse Radish w/skin

3.06

 

Apples

1.38

 

Cauliflower

3.04

       

Chicory

2.33

       

Cabbage, Red

2.20

 

Coconut

4.09

 

Watermelon

1.83

 

Hazelnut

 

2.08

Onions, Red

1.09

 

Almonds

 

2.19

Asparagus

1.01

 

Walnuts

 

9.22

Pumpkins

0.28

 

Chestnuts

 

9.62

Peas, Dried

 

3.41

Peanuts

 

16.39

Beans, Dried

 

9.70

     

Brussels Sprouts

 

13.15

     

Lentils

 

17.80

     
           

Name of Food

% Acid Binding

% Acid Forming

Name of Food

% Acid Binding

% Acid Forming

           

MEATS

   

GRAINS, BEANS

   

Animal Blood

5.49

 

Soy Beans

26.58

 

Ham, smoked

 

6.95

Rock Candy

18.21

 

Bacon

 

9.90

Sugar Cane

14.57

 

Ox Tongue

 

10.60

Rye Flour

 

0.72

Pork

 

12.47

Oat Flour

 

8.08

Mutton, Lamb

 

20.30

Oat Flakes

 

20.71

Rabbit

 

22.36

     

Veal

 

22.95

DRINKS

   

Chicken

 

24.32

Green Tea

53.50

 

Beef

 

38.61

Chicory Roots

7.17

 
     

Coffee

5.60

 

FISH / EGG

   

Grape Juice

5.16

 

Oysters

10.25

 

Ale

3.37

 

White Fish

 

2.75

Porter

2.05

 

Egg, whites

 

8.27

Wine, white

1.21

 

Salmon

 

8.32

Wine, red

0.59

 

Egg, whole

 

11.61

Sherry

0.51

 

Herring, salted

 

17.35

Beer

 

0.28

Shell Fish

 

19.52

Cocoa

 

4.79

Egg, yoke

 

51.83

Chocolate

 

8.10

           

CEREALS

   

DAIRY

   

Pumpernickel Bread

4.28

 

Milk, skim

4.89

 

Whole Wheat

 

2.66

Milk, sheep

3.27

 

Brown Rice, (unpolished)

 

3.18

Cream

2.66

 

Pastas

 

5.11

Milk, human

2.25

 

Cornmeal

 

5.37

Milk, cow

1.69

 

Graham Bread

 

6.13

Buttermilk

1.31

 

Refined Wheat

 

8.32

Milk, goat

0.65

 

Black Bread

 

8.54

Butter, cow

 

4.33

Farina

 

10.00

Lard

 

4.33

Barley

 

10.58

Margarine

 

7.31

Oats

 

10.58

Cheese

 

17.49

White Bread

 

10.99

     

Rye

 

11.31

     

Cakes (white flour)

 

12.31

     

White Rice

 

17.96

     

Obviously, the best meal you could eat is the one where all foods selected are acid-binding foods. This is definitely the healthiest meal you can eat.

If you must eat any acid-forming food, let it be the smallest portion of the meal. Let the greatest portion of the meal be acid-binding foods. In other words, a good "rule of thumb" to go by is, if 3/4 (three quarters) of the meal is acid-binding, it is a relatively healthy meal. It is also better to only eat one acid-forming food within the same meal. Eating two or more acid-forming foods at the same meal increases the total percentage of acid-forming properties and makes the meal even less healthy.

 

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