Heavy Cream in Coffee

Acid-Alkaline Cream and Cream Substitutes PRAL List

As a dairy product, cream is naturally acid-forming. But you must remember that for alkaline diets to work properly you must include some acid-forming foods. As long as you ensure that your overall food intake is alkalizing.

This USDA food category also includes some cream substitutes. These are only alkaline because they include chemicals that reduce acid load. But correct alkaline dieting must not include chemicals that artificially add negative PRAL values. So I strongly recommend avoiding chemical creamers. Instead, add a small amount of cream that provides the flavor you need. Because small amounts of acid forming foods will not significantly affect your total PRAL value.

Before you use this PRAL Cream and Cream Substitutes List, you must understand and agree to PRAL Food Lists Principles

Acid-Alkaline Cream and Cream Substitutes List

I list cream with the highest PRAL index first. This is the opposite of most of my PRAL food lists. Because I want to emphasize that alkaline chemicals are not a valid substitute for real food. So I recommend you ignore the values for creamers. But you can click the food table headings to change sort order.

For the cream category, the average PRAL values are -1.83 per 100 grams and -0.50 per 100 calories. To put this in context, compare with other fats and oils in the Food Category List.

Heavy Cream in Coffee
Heavy Cream in Coffee

Your Alkaline Cream and Cream Substitutes

Remember, factors such as growing conditions, variety, and preparation methods affect all food nutrients. USDA database values are an average of many samples. So your PRAL values for cream will vary from day to day. But they are always an estimate of actual acid load on your kidneys. Which I explain more in the notes about PRAL principles on the category list page.

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