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What Kind of Flour for Acid Alkaline Diet?

What Kind of Flour for Acid Alkaline Diet

Is Flour Acidic or Alkaline?

The Acid Alkaline Diet (also called the Alkaline Ash Diet, Alkaline Acid Diet, or just Alkaline Diet) strives to keep the body at a slightly alkaline level in order to prevent various chronic conditions. People following this diet strive to maintain the proper pH balance by consuming approximately 80% alkaline foods and 20% acid-forming foods.

It’s important to note that the pH of the actual food does not necessarily have anything to do with its acid- or alkaline-forming effect on the body. Although citrus fruits are acidic, they are alkalizing. Certain foods eaten together may have the opposite of the intended effect. Those on the Acid Alkaline Diet often follow a detailed food-combining chart to determine what foods are best to eat together and which should not be eaten together.

While all types of flour are acceptable on the Acid Alkaline Diet, they range from acidic to neutral to alkaline. Be sure to choose acid- or alkaline-forming flour to balance with the rest of your diet. Certain whole grains and nuts are considered high alkaline foods. Alkaline flours include:

  • Almond flour
  • Amaranth flour (can be milled in the Lee Household Mill)
  • Chia seed flour
  • Potato flour

Alkaline Foods

Some of the most commonly eaten alkaline foods include:

  • Many vegetables

(including broccoli, carrots, onions, peppers, potatoes, spinach, and tomatoes)

  • Many fruits

(including apples, bananas, kiwi, oranges, peaches, pears, strawberries, and watermelon)

  • Many nuts

(including almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, and walnuts)

Acidic or Acid-Forming Foods

Some of the most commonly eaten acidic foods include:

  • Meat
  • Fish
  • Dairy
  • Eggs
  • Many grains

(including rye, wheat, corn, oats, white rice, and brown rice)

Read full How to Mill Your Own Flour Guide.

Types of Flour Most Compatible with the Acid Alkaline Diet

Neutral

All Purpose Flour: Neutral

Almond Flour: Neutral

Brown Rice Flour: Neutral

Buckwheat Flour: Neutral

Bulgur Flour: Neutral

Chickpea Flour: Neutral

Coconut Flour: Neutral

Millet Flour: Neutral

Oat Flour: Neutral

Quinoa Flour: Neutral

Rice Flour: Neutral

Alkaline

Amaranth Flour: Alkaline

Chia Seed Flour: Alkaline

Potato Flour: Alkaline

Types of Flour Less Compatible with the Acid Alkaline Diet

Slightly Acidic

Farro Flour: Slightly Acidic

Spelt Flour: Slightly Acidic

Teff Flour: Slightly Acidic

Triticale Flour: Slightly Acidic

Whole Grain Wheat Flour: Slightly Acidic

Moderately Acidic

Barley Flour: Moderately Acidic

Pumpernickel Flour: Moderately Acidic

Rye Flour: Moderately Acidic

Highly Acidic

Corn Flour: Highly Acidic

Durum Wheat Flour: Highly Acidic

Freekeh Flour: Highly Acidic

Hard Red Spring Wheat Flour: Highly Acidic

Hard Red Winter Wheat Flour: Highly Acidic

Hard White Spring Wheat Flour: Highly Acidic

Hard White Winter Wheat Flour: Highly Acidic

Kamut Flour: Highly Acidic

Semolina Flour: Highly Acidic

Soft Red Spring Wheat Flour: Highly Acidic

Soft Red Winter Wheat Flour: Highly Acidic

Soft White Spring Wheat Flour: Highly Acidic

Soft White Winter Wheat Flour: Highly Acidic

Sorghum Flour: Highly Acidic

White Rice Flour: Highly Acidic

Recipes for the Acid Alkaline Diet

Rose & Almond Fairy Cakes