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Are Bananas Acidic Or Alkaline
Food: Not in general. No. If they were billions of people would be hurt on a daily basis. ...Read more
For acidity or hyperacidity, Ayurveda says to avoid foods that contain tartaric acid, citric acid, lactic acid, does this make sense?
Ayurveda for Acidity: I commend you for your desire for Good Health. Hyperacidity can be very uncomfortable. It can be due to various foods, medical condition or stress. Citric acid is used as a preservative and it can aggravate acidity. For hyperacidity, Ayurveda advises to avoid vinegar, tomatoes, sour citrus fruits, orange juice, salsa, onions, garlic, chili peppers, salty fried foods, and alcohol. ...Read more
Mushrooms, peas...: Foods do not contain uric acid but have purines which are metabolized into uric acid. The vegetarian food highest in purines are asparagus, cauliflower, lentils, lima & navy beans, mushrooms, oatmeal, peas & spinach. These can usually be eaten in moderation. More important than avoiding these might be avoiding alcohol & high-fructose corn syrup, as these raise uric acid levels. ...Read more
Meaningless result..: ...Without understanding the context in which your acidity was checked, your presenting problems that prompted the need for medical advice, your risk factors, your underlying health history. The testing you describe is of questionable value when spot checked so don't let someone now try to sell you a lot of expensive supplements/treatments to "correct" a pH problem you possibly have. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid sour juices: Acid tases sour, thus the more sour the juice the higher the acidity. So, if you have trouble with reflux/acidity problem, avoid sour juices/foods. Just remember, for example, making lenomade with lots of sugar will not get rid of the acid, it just masks it. So choose naturally nonsour jucice: prune, peach, mango, banana, apple, apricot etc...Consult doc/nutristionist if needed. Good luck. ...Read more
Wrong approach: Uric acid levels have little to do with diet, though a few foods, notably organ meats, contain so much uric acid that they can drive the values up and alcohol can raise uric acid. The internet is full of total junk, and whoever told you that coconut lowers uric acid simply made it up in order to appear learned and perhaps make crooked money. Your physician is your best guide. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi im allergic to citrus fruits or citrus acid. What are the citrus fruits or has the citrus acid that it's not good for me to eat, drink juices fruit?
Citrus fruits: http://www.thefruitpages.com/citrus.shtml http://www.buzzle.com/articles/citrus-fruits-list.html This still may not be absolute complete as there are n=hybrids. f/u/ with allergist. ...Read more
Does eating food containing too much salt increase uric acid amount? I mean are salt in food and uric acid in blood generally related ?
Depends!: It depends on the drug. They are all different. Which drug do you mean? Ask again and be specific. ...Read more
Why does marinating meats in acid-based mixtures like lemon juice or vinegar, avoid inflammation in the body?
I don't know: Try googling this or go to pubmed.Gov. Then discuss results of your research with your pcp. ...Read more
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