Note that there’s a tenfold difference between each value. Case in point: corn syrup has a pH of 5.0; flour has a pH of 6.0. This means corn syrup is 10x more acidic than flour.
Also, please keep in mind that different parts of the body have different pH levels. Blood, for instance, is a little alkaline, while the stomach is highly acidic.
Acidic Food List: The Acid-Ash Hypothesis
Before we give you the acidic food list, let’s first try to answer this question: do acidic foods affect the body?
The idea that acidic foods are bad for our health probably came from the acid-ash hypothesis, which explains that as our body metabolizes food, they leave residues (called ash) that can either form acid or base.
Now, having excessive acid-forming residues (typical for the Western diet) might erode the bones. This is because when the body becomes acidic, the bones compensate by releasing alkaline minerals, particularly calcium² ³.
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