The Irish Mail on Sunday - TV Week - - BODY & SOUL -

Some acid-form­ing foods are fine to eat in mod­er­a­tion (mak­ing up around 20 per cent of your daily in­take), says Vyas. This is where most health ex­perts would prob­a­bly dis­agree with her – putting lean pro­tein, seeds, nuts, grains and pulses on the un­equiv­o­cal ‘good guy’ list.

Bread (ide­ally whole­grain, made from grains in the al­ka­line list) Cher­ries, plums Chicken, lamb, turkey Fish (salmon, cod, sar­dines, had­dock, tuna or any cold-wa­ter fatty fish)

Kid­ney beans, lentils, lima beans

Sun­flower seeds, pump­kin seeds

Rice (brown), rye, tor­tillas, oats

Eggs, cot­tage cheese, yo­ghurt

Nuts (all)

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