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LESSON XIV
RAGNAR BERG'S NUTRITIVE VALUE TABLES

Now finally you have a good education about diseases, harmful and healing foods, and you know how to treat your body when there is a physical change; you also know why common diets fail and you know that constantly gorging with nutritional food (without any programme or system) is the destruction of human health.
Now you will be shown a table, prepared by the German food researcher Ragnar Berg, a "maniac" of anti-acidity food. According to Berg, in order to maintain health, every time you eat "acid-forming" food (which Ehret calls mucus-forming food), you must immediately introduce "acid-binding" food, rich in mineral salts that can bind acid and dissolve it.
Berg's tables are undoubtedly specialised, almost as much as Ehret's eating pattern, but small flaws render them not completely reliable: minerals are not an absolute necessity to dissolve mucus, but grape sugar is. For this reason you should not take these tables to the letter, but rather for guidance and comparison with Ehret's pattern.
Berg as well is focusing on food quality: nowadays there is not a single fruit pumped by fertilizers, sodium and acids to make them more attractive, but able to transform them from healthy into poisonous. This is because Berg has conducted his research in a country where fertilizers and pesticides are in widespread use (Europe), as opposed to Ehret's study country (America). It follows that people are deceived by the good aspect of fruits, vegetables, bread and other foods, which are actually just processed, refined and manipulated to such an extent as to deprive all their good properties, making them poisonous.

N.B.:
Ehret and Berg did not know each other! They have come to the same conclusions without interfering each other, without ever knowing anything of what one and the other sought. From here you can infer that what they affirm is scientifically proven: any mucus-forming food, once deteriorated in the body, at the same time produces acidity.

ACID-FORMING
FLESH
Beef 38,61
Veal 22,95
Chicken 24,32
Pork 12,47
Ox tongue 10,60
Ham, smoked 6,95
Bacon 4,33
FISH
Shell fish 19,52
Salmon 8,32
White fish 2,72
EGGS
Yolk 51,83
Whole 11,61
White 8,27
MILK
Swiss cheese 17,49
Margarine 7,31
Butter 4,33
CEREALS
Oat flakes 20,71
Polished rice 17,96
Cakes 12,31
Rye 11,31
White bread 10,99
Macaroni 5,11
Unpolished rice 3,18
VEGETABLES
Lentils 17,80
Brussels sprouts 13,15
Dried Peas 9,70
Dried beans 3,41
NUTS
Peanuts 16,39
Chestnuts 9,62
Walnuts 9,22
Almonds 2,19
DRINKS
Chocolate 8,10
Beer 0,28
ACID-BINDING
MILK
Skim milk 4,89
Cream 2,66
Cow milk 1,69
VEGETABLES
Spinach 28,01
Soy beans 26,58
Endives 14,51
Lettuce head 14,12
Tomatoes 13,67
Cucumbers 13,50
Red beets 11,37
White turnips 10,80
Sweet potatoes 10,31
String beans 8,71
White potatoes 5,95
Green peas 5,15
Artichoke 4,31
Cabbages 4,02
Cauliflowers 3,04
Chicory 2,33
Red cabbage 2,20
Mushroom 1,81
Red onions 1,09
Asparagus 1,01
Pumpkins 0,28
FRUIT
Figs 27,81
Raisins 15,10
Tangerines 11,77
Lemons 9,95
Oranges 9,61
Grapes 7,15
Blackberries 7,14
Prunes 5,80
Dates 5,50
Peaches 5,40
Raspberries 5,19
Apricots 4,79
Bananas 4,38
Sour cherries 4,33
Pomegranates 4,15
Pineapple 3,59
Pears 3,26
Cherries 2,57
Watermelon 1,83
Strawberries 1,76
Apples 1,38
NUTS
Cocoanut 4,09
OTHERS
Olives 30,56
Sugar cane 14,57
DRINKS
Tea (black and green) 25,49
Chicory roots 7,17
Coffee 5,60
White wine 1,21
Red wine 0,59
In this lesson you learned that:
  • fruits and vegetables on the market, nowadays, are so beautiful and attractive because they are full of fertilizers, processed and sleek, losing their healing properties and becoming in part poisonous.