ALKAscore is a project to develop a meaningful scoring system for diets. To combine:
- Scientific benefits of acid load estimation.
- Conformance scores for healthy dietary patterns.
Acid Load Estimation
The first phase of the ALKAscore project has established WWEIA Food Categories PRAL Index. Which provides PRAL alkalinity scores for all USDA database foods. Categorized by the food groups developed by What We Eat In America.
I am now extending that index to provide more foods and alternative groupings. In order to ensure that practical estimation of acid load is as easy as it can be. Both for diet planning, and for assessing progress. The inspiration for ALKAscore came from LAKE food screener research.
However, all alkaline diet systems that I have seen have one significant failing. Because they fail to recognize that people will seek to maximize their alkalinity score. At the cost of poor nutrient balance. So they focus on individual foods and drinks rather than considering overall healthy diet. So I will develop ALKAscore as a weekly scoring system for established healthy dietary patterns.
Healthy Dietary Patterns
Dietary guidelines describe three healthy USDA Dietary Patterns: U.S.-Style; Vegetarian; and Mediterranean-Style. So I will develop ALKAscore around these healthy dietary patterns first. Then expand to develop variants based on DASH, FODMAP, and other recognized disease-support diets.
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ALKAscore.com is where I collect food, nutrient, and diet data for people who like to track and plan their eating habits. All the data supports articles from Foodary Nutrition Facts. Also, this data and Foodary facts are supported by scientific research in the Foodary Library.
However, many people want to enjoy eating without worrying about facts and figures. So I am developing EFSEP where meals, recipes, and menus come first. Safe in the knowledge that “Eat Food – Sufficient – Especially Plants” is supported by sound scientific principles.
The easiest way for you to find food, nutrient, and diet data is to search for whatever concerns you. Simply type your concern into the search box near the top of every ALKAscore page.
Please let me know how your search results help you. Or if I can improve them. To that end, I hope to re-introduce a forum soon. But you can always use the feedback form near the end of every ALKAscore page.
Finally, here are the top 7 ALKAscore pages:
- Acid-Alkaline Other Fruits and Fruit Salads PRAL List
June 8, 2022
Other fruits and salads provide wide range of alkalinity. Including the most alkalizing fruit. See Acid-Alkaline Other Fruits and Fruit Salads PRAL List now.Read this favorite ALKAscore fact page...
- Alkaline Dry Fruits PRAL List
June 8, 2022
Fruits stay alkaline-forming when they are dried. But there is a wide range of alkalinity. Which are best? See the Acid-Alkaline Dried Fruits PRAL List now.Read this favorite ALKAscore fact page...
- Acid-Alkaline Other Vegetables and Combinations PRAL List
June 7, 2022
Is cauliflower acidic or alkaline? What about bamboo shoots and radishes? Get the Acid-Alkaline Vegetable Combinations PRAL List to see which are alkalizing.Read this favorite ALKAscore fact page...
- Acid-Alkaline Starchy Vegetables PRAL List
June 6, 2022
Are peas acidic or alkaline? What about beans, celeriac, and similar veggies? Get the Acid-Alkaline Starchy Vegetables PRAL List to see which are alkalizing.Read this favorite ALKAscore fact page...
- Alkaline Alcoholic Drinks List
January 27, 2021
Liquor is slightly acid-forming. But the right cocktail ingredients soon give you an alkalizing alcohol beverage. Choose from the Alkaline Alcoholic Drinks List.Read this favorite ALKAscore fact page...
- Acid-Alkaline Bananas PRAL List
January 27, 2021
Bananas are alkaline-forming like most fruits. Though the PRAL alkalinity value will vary. Especially with cooking. See the Acid-Alkaline Bananas PRAL List now.Read this favorite ALKAscore fact page...
- Acid-Alkaline Bacon PRAL List
January 26, 2021
Bacon has similar acid load values. Except USDA include salt pork (salted belly). Which has a lower acid load. See the Acid-Alkaline Bacon PRAL List now.Read this favorite ALKAscore fact page...