Agriculture v Nutrition pH

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Benito
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Agriculture v Nutrition pH

Post by Benito » Aug 22nd, 18:52

I'm a non-chemist, struggling to understand why the acidic vegetables like tomatoes, are invariably alkaline to the nutritionists. Acid on the dinner table, alkaline in the tummy. Doesn't anyone have a chemistry degree to unravel the change that takes place. And why don't nutritionists point this out? I turned off an Infomercial once because they didn't want to to eat "acid" foods, which would count out my beloved tomatoes.
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Post by tris » Aug 23rd, 10:45

The electrolyte content of these acids (usually citric acid) foods metabolize them into minerals, usually potassium bicarbonate, which is highly, highly alkaline.
It's your health, are you eating the best alkaline foods? Acid Alkaline Food Chart
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