Before Foodary explained what alkaline grains are, the world was confused about alkaline bread, cereals, and pasta.
At the time, most nutritionists dismissed anything to do with
Alkaline Diets. Because too many snake oil salesmen were manipulating bad science to sell bad alkaline diet products. But Keith saw through the misinformation from people who thought burning food and measuring ash pH was a good idea.
He followed up on real science. Which measures true alkalinity by testing the pH of urine after food has been consumed. Because there is a scientifically proven method for estimating that true alkalinity at the kidneys. So we have a proven method for measuring alkalinity of grains when planning meals and eating patterns.
That method is Potential Renal Acid Load - PRAL for short.
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For nutritionists, PRAL has fantastic potential (pun intended). Because they can use PRAL grains lists to:
- Assess the acid load of current grain consumption.
- Plan meals and recipes with lower acid load. By selecting grains with lower PRAL values. Or by replacing some grain foods with fruits or vegetables.
So nutritionists around the world consult Keith's PRAL lists. Because lower PRAL is associated with disease reduction and improved wellbeing. As explained in detail at Foodary.com. But without that detail, all you need to know is that PRAL is related to, but different from pH.
If you're serious about alkalizing your body, you know that you must measure urine pH. And your professional health advisers will help you set a target.
If your dietary advisers are truly professional, they will confirm that pH of food has nothing to do with pH of urine after you've consumed it. But you can expect urine pH to rise if you choose foods with lower PRAL values. So for bread, pasta, rice, and other foods in the grains category, you need the Foodary Alkaline Cereal Grains & Pasta List.
That list contains PRAL values for grains in the USDA database. From which Keith created the first version of the Acid-Alkaline Cereal Grains and Pasta Food Chart. Subsequently, new government guidelines about dietary patterns prompted the chart to be reinvented in the ALKAscore project. But you can get the original data in this Alkaline Grains Spreadsheet. Together with extra columns allowing you to sort the grains PRAL scores by weight, energy, or the default alphabetic.
Note: you don't need spreadsheet experience because I provide you with any help you need. Also, you don't need Excel. Because the spreadsheet works perfectly with Google Sheets. And I'll help you with that if you need it.
This product is an Excel spreadsheet of Acid/Alkaline Load values for Grains (bread, pasta, rice etc.). Including:
- Introductory notes explaining alkalinity, acid load, PRAL, pH.
- How to use PRAL value food lists.
- What to do next.
- Google Sheets compatibility notes.
- Unlimited email and online support.
You are free to adapt the spreadsheet in any way you like. And free to buy it for $0 if you want.
After purchase, you have lifetime access to the spreadsheet, including any upgrades.
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