One of the most important concepts of eating a raw diet is to get the right acid/base balance. Our diet should consist of 70% alkalizing foods or more. Acids decrease your overall health when the balance isn’t right, and even if some books or magazines tell you you need to eat some acids, they are wrong. You don’t need to, as they are already naturally existing in your blood.
The most common acidic elements in the body are chlorine, sulfur, iodine, and phosphorous. The most common alkalizing elements in the body are calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium, and iron.
All nuts and seeds are acidic except almonds, sesame seeds, pine nuts, and fresh coconut.
All fresh fruits and vegetables are alkalizing, with the only exceptions being blueberries, plums, prunes, and one other fruit that I can’t remember.
All beans, legumes, nuts, and seeds are acidic unless they are sprouted. Sprouts are alkalizing. Soaking does have an effect on making nuts more alkalizing, however, it’s important not to eat many of them because they are acidic.
I thought you might find this interesting. I recently learned this and am curious what you think. I never knew blueberries were acidic, what a shame! They are one of my favorite fruits.