Fruits such as dried figs, dates, pears, prunes and sweet grapes are all examples of non-acidic fruits. While some fruits do contain natural acids, they most likely are non-acid forming once inside of the body system.
The pH scale measures acidity and alkalinity from the numbers 0 to 14. A pH greater than 7 is considered alkaline, while below 7 is acidic. The body should remain slightly above 7 in the range of 7.35 to 7.45, so it is important to eat alkaline foods.
Although citrus fruits, such as lemons, oranges and grapefruits contain natural acids, they are alkaline-producing fruits as they are digested in the body. Most fruits and berries are alkaline-producing, with the exception of cranberries, which are thought to be acidic.
Avocado is another alkaline-forming fruit with many other health benefits. This tropical fruit is often times mistaken as a vegetable to many because like a tomato, it is not a sweet fruit. However, the large seed in the middle of the avocado does, in fact, classify it as a fruit and not a vegetable. Not only is this fruit great for helping to maintain a alkaline environment in the body, the avocado also contains high levels of good fat which is essential to the health of the body.
If using fruit to help alkalize the body is a goal, it is a good idea to alkalize your water as well. This can be done easily and inexpensively in the kitchen by adding lemon and cucumber to your filtered or spring water.