The following charts indicate whether a food is acid-forming or alkaline-forming. The three columns on the right display a number under ALKALINE, NEUTRAL or ACID. A higher number indicates a stronger influence. This number is called PRAL (potential renal acid load) and is based on the mineral and protein content of each food as per the following formula:
PRAL = (protein(g) x .4888) + (chloride(mg) x .0268) + (phosphorous(mg) x .0366) – (sodium(mg) x .0413) – (potassium(mg) x .0205) – (calcium(mg) x .0125) – (magnesium(mg) x .0263)
This information was published by Thomas Remer, PhD and Friedrich Manz, MD in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 1995; 95:791-797.
Eating more foods that have an alkaline influence, will make your urine more alkaline and help eliminate the pain of urethral syndrome/non-specific urethritis.