The average industrialized countries' diet is high in protein and low in fruits and vegetables. Moreover, people increase their consumption of sodas which are high in phosphoric acid. This diet generates a large amount of acid mainly as sulfates and phosphates.
Additionally, we eat more and more processed foods like white flour and sugar and use too many drugs and artificial chemical sweeteners which are all extremely acid-forming.
Lots of people suffer from acidosis and rely on anti-acids.
Next time you drink a pop such as a coke for example, check the label. You will see that phosphoric acid is one of the ingredients in this beverage. The pH of this drink is around 3. Our kidneys cannot excrete a urine with a pH lower than 5.
The acids in this beverage have to be neutralized. If you had not eaten with your coke a plate full of fruits and vegetables, your body is going to take the calcium of your bones to neutralize this beverage.
Realized by Laurence LIVERNAIS-SAETTEL, dietetian
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