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Old 08-31-2005, 11:59 AM   #1
Woody Davis
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So I’m familiar with acid/base relationship and know that you must balance out the acid with alkaline foods. Reading the info on Loren Cordain’s website it appears that far and away the most alkaline food are raisins. With most vegetables ranging around -1.5 to -5.0 and most fruits being about the same, spinach registers at -14.0 (which isn’t surprising) but raisins are -21.0. This would suggest that if you are going to eat something to neutralize acid, a good amount of raisins would be healthy. Is this study accurate??? Anyone else, have any ideas? Raisin and spinach salad anyone?

http://thepaleodiet.com/acidbase.htm
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Old 08-31-2005, 01:02 PM   #2
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Units, units, units!!!!

-1.5 to -5.0 means nothing without units.

BTW Units are PRAL (Potential Renal Acid Load per 100 grams, from thepaleodiet.com).
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Old 08-31-2005, 08:56 PM   #3
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As I understand it, raisins have a lot going for them. But they also carry a huge glycemic load. Consequently, Cordain suggests eating them in moderation.
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Old 08-31-2005, 09:05 PM   #4
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Well crap. I am a meatatarien - subsequently the closest I get to fruits and veggies is orange juice and raisins. Yes I know my diet sucks - im working on it.
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