Foods That Are Acid Free

Updated February 21, 2017

Eating healthfully is something that concerns us all. At the same time, people are discovering that finding healthy food with the right balance of alkaline and acid foods is difficult. This is complicated by the fact that some of the most readily available foods are high in sugar and saturated fat. Knowing what foods are acid free can help you make better choices of healthy foods for your diet. According to Dr. William Howard Hay, author of "A New Health Era," the purpose of alkaline in the body is to regulate and neutralise the acids in the body. When there are too many acids, the alkaline reserves become depleted and unable to do their job.


It may surprise you, but there are some fruits that are considered acid free, due to how they are processed in the body. Fruits like lemons, limes, rhubarb, tomatoes and avocado are acid free in that they do not create harmful levels of acid in your body.


Vegetables can be acid free if they do not add acid to your body when digested. Vegetables on the list include asparagus, garlic, kale, celery, onions, turnips, carrots, lettuce and cucumbers.

Nuts, Grains and Sprouts

There are a number of foods in this category that will not produce acid in your system. These include almonds, pumpkin seeds, cumin seeds, flax and sprouted seed.


Some fats are acid free. They include olive oil, flax oil, coconut oil, evening primrose oil.


Water heads the list for acid free liquids to drink, as well as vegetable broth, vegetable juice and almond milk.

Other Foods

Beans, chickpeas, hummus and tahini are other acid free foods that you can add to your diet.

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