ALKAscore Food, Nutrient, and Diet Data

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.

Acid Load to Kidneys Assay Chart

Acid Load to Kidneys Assay Chart


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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Associated Websites

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.

Your ALKAscore

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:

  1. Alkaline Alcoholic Drinks List
    January 27, 2021Alkaline Alcoholic Drinks List

    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...

  2. Acid-Alkaline Bananas PRAL List
    January 27, 2021Acid-Alkaline Bananas PRAL List

    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...

  3. Acid-Alkaline Bacon PRAL List
    January 26, 2021Acid-Alkaline Bacon PRAL List

    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...

  4. Acid-Alkaline Processed Soy Products PRAL List
    January 26, 2021Acid-Alkaline Processed Soy Products PRAL List

    Soy products look like natural foods. Alkaline fake vegetarian meals . Acidic fake carnivore meals. See the Acid-Alkaline Processed Soy Products PRAL List now.

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  5. Alkaline Dry Fruits PRAL List
    January 20, 2021Alkaline Dry Fruits PRAL List

    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...

  6. Acid-Alkaline Other Fruits and Fruit Salads PRAL List
    January 20, 2021Acid-Alkaline Other Fruits and Fruit Salads PRAL List

    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...

  7. Acid-Alkaline Beans, Peas, Legumes PRAL List
    January 20, 2021Acid-Alkaline Beans, Peas, Legumes PRAL List

    Legumes are a mix of acid forming and alkalizing proteins. So look at individual beans, not averages. See the Acid-Alkaline Beans, Peas, Legumes PRAL List now.

    Read this favorite ALKAscore fact page...

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