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Offline EmilyM

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acid-alkaline scale and citrus fruits
« on: October 10, 2008, 02:02:47 PM »
I am still really confused about why oranges, or anything citrus for that matter are on the alkaline side of the acid-alkaline scale. I always thought that citrus fruits are very acidic because of the citrus acid. For example, when I go to buy orange juice, there is one that says, "low acidity." Another example, my brother has acid reflux so he was told not to drink orange juice. However, I was told in class that it is the opposite! If someone could please clear up this confusion, or explain the chemistry behind it for me that would be great. Thanks!

Offline Lori Cottrell

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Re: acid-alkaline scale and citrus fruits
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2008, 02:22:56 PM »
Hello Emily,
Here are some links that may be helpful :

If you need more information you can also do a search.

Hope this helps.
« Last Edit: October 10, 2008, 02:24:27 PM by Lori Cottrell »
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Offline ElizabethZ

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Re: acid-alkaline scale and citrus fruits
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2008, 07:28:02 PM »
I appreciate the sites on acid-alkaline food scales.  I am beginning to understand how important it is to combine whole foods for an alkaline effect in the mouth and the body.
I have had issues with high acid environment in my body and had some negative effects due to the imbalance of acid-alkaline foods in my diet. With knowledge comes great relief!
I no longer have the irritation and discomfort that I have been used to living with for so long due to this new understanding and way of combining whole foods.

Thank you.

« Last Edit: October 12, 2008, 07:30:18 PM by ElizabethZ »

Offline MichelleB

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Re: acid-alkaline scale and citrus fruits
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2008, 06:41:51 PM »
I like to start each day with fresh lemon juice and pure water.