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. Acid-Alkaline Other red and orange vegetables PRAL List
    January 16, 2021Acid-Alkaline Other red and orange vegetables PRAL List

    Are red peppers acidic or alkaline? They are alkalizing. But how’s that affected by preparation and cooking? Get the Acid-Alkaline Red and Orange PRAL List.

    Read this favorite ALKAscore fact page...

  2. Bagels and English Muffins PRAL List
    January 16, 2021Bagels and English Muffins PRAL List

    Muffins and bagels are acid-forming. Unless you add enough raisins. Or other alkalizing ingredients. See the Acid-Alkaline Bagels and English Muffins PRAL List.

    Read this favorite ALKAscore fact page...

  3. Acid-Alkaline Crackers, excludes saltines PRAL List
    January 16, 2021Acid-Alkaline Crackers, excludes saltines PRAL List

    Are crackers alkaline? No – baked dough products are acid-forming. But here is a trick for alkalizing cracker snacks. Get the Acid-Alkaline Crackers PRAL List.

    Read this favorite ALKAscore fact page...

  4. Acid-Alkaline Potato Chips PRAL List
    January 16, 2021Acid-Alkaline Potato Chips PRAL List

    Are potato chips acidic or alkaline? They are alkalizing but which style is best? Flavoring changes alkalinity? Get the Acid-Alkaline Potato Chips PRAL List.

    Read this favorite ALKAscore fact page...

  5. Acid-Alkaline Starchy Vegetables PRAL List
    January 7, 2021Acid-Alkaline Starchy Vegetables PRAL List

    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...

  6. Acid-Alkaline Other Vegetables and Combinations PRAL List
    January 7, 2021Acid-Alkaline Other Vegetables and Combinations PRAL List

    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...

  7. Acid-Alkaline Tomatoes PRAL List
    January 6, 2021Acid-Alkaline Tomatoes PRAL List

    Tomatoes by themselves are alkalizing. But how is that alkalinity affected by preparation and cooking? Get the Acid-Alkaline Tomatoes PRAL List.

    Read this favorite ALKAscore fact page...

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