High Acidic Foods 

At normal conditions your blood should have a pH around 7.35-7.45, which is slightly alkaline. A pH of 7.0 is considered neutral and anything below this level is considered acidic. If your pH increases or decreases past the normal range, it can cause diseases or unpleasant symptoms including toxic overload, emotional stress, immune reactions and others. It’s important to avoid eating too man high acidic foods.

Effects of Eating Too Many High Acidic Foods

Consuming too many acidic foods can contribute to these difficulties:

  • Dental Erosion. Studies have found that nearly a quarter of athletes have developed dental erosion due to their acidic diet. Drinking a large amount of fruit juice was found to increase this problem, while sports drinks were easier on the teeth by comparison.
  • Bone Thinning. Studies indicate that eating a very acidic diet can contribute to bone thinning. Specifically, the study revealed that females who consumed an acidic diet were particularly prone to losing bone density as opposed to their male counterparts.
  • Stomach Pain. Eating too many acidic foods can lead to stomach irritation or ulcers. 

List of High Acidic Foods to Limit on

In general it is a good idea to avoid eating too many acidic foods to help ensure that your body’s pH remains where it should be. Eating more alkaline foods instead can help ensure that your body does not start to suffer the ill effects of these foods.

Food Category


Vegetables, Beans and Legumes

Pinto beans, black beans, pickled vegetables, soy beans, navy beans, kidney beans, green peas, lentils, corn, asparagus, tomatoes, onions, olives, scallions, garlic, almond milk, rice milk and winter squash


Plums, prunes, canned fruit, strawberries, cranberries, grapefruit, oranges, blackberries, blueberries, apple cider and cherries

Cereals and Grains

White grain, white rice, white bread, rye grain, amaranth, rice cakes, biscuits, pastry, buckwheat, quinoa, barley, macaroni, and pasta


Veal, beef, canned tuna, shellfish, fish, sardines, pork, lamb, sausage, chicken, turkey lobster, mussels, organ meats and bacon

Dairy Products and Eggs

Eggs, butter, Parmesan, hard cheese, processed cheeses, buttermilk, sour cream and yogurt

Nuts and Oils

Cashews, peanuts, pecans, walnuts, canola oil, avocado oil, pistachios, olive oil, sunflower oil, sesame oil, lard, hemp seed oil, sunflower oil, and safflower oil

Drinks, Sweets and Others

Liquor, black tea, wine, beer, coffee, distilled water, soda pop, milk chocolate, molasses, artificial sweeteners, mayonnaise, vinegar, jam, and mustard

Watch a video for basic knowledge of acidic and alkaline foods: Healthy pH & Top 10 Alkaline & Acidic Foods.