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