Originally posted by daskakik
Originally posted by TiM3LoRd
The table I posted more as a visual aide than a medically researched table. It was on the site I discovered about the importance of pH so I put it on here so people could get an idea of what I was talking about.
Actually anyone wanting to check a particular food can follow the links I posted and check the food out for themselves.
The reason I posted is because after looking at the formula for PRAL I noticed that what makes something acidic or alkaline is the amount of protein and phosphorous compared to the amount of calcium, magnesium and potassium they contain. First thing that came to mind was to check artificial sweeteners and HFCS and sure enough they don't have any of the above so they are neutral. Most oils are the same. Prunes on the other hand come in at -13.375 twice that of, the supposed cancer killer, maple syrup but it managed to be placed in the very acidic column on that table.
Know I'm not going to try to convince anyone that sugar, HFCS, aspertame and sucralose are not poison. The point is that they are not acidic so what makes them bad is something other than that but many of the sites that promote alkaline diets seem to be painting things with a rather wide brush and the information found in them shouldn't be accepted blindly.
I absolutely agree, as i said I am no expert in this field by any means. I just had an idea and did some very basic digging. The props should go to all the other posters who contributed to this thread. I only started it, they made it what it is.