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Since stomachs already have lots of acid, do sour foods really cause stomach pain?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
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In brief: Not usually unless..

You are correct..
Your healthy stomach has powerfull acid and thus adding sour foods here and there is not a big deal. But, if you have problems such as ulcers, gastritis etc..Which may be from hypersecretion of acid (more than usual) to start with, then adding acidic foods (sour) may/more likely cause stomach upset/trouble for you. If u have problem with sour stomach, consult doc.. Good luck..

In brief: Not usually unless..

You are correct..
Your healthy stomach has powerfull acid and thus adding sour foods here and there is not a big deal. But, if you have problems such as ulcers, gastritis etc..Which may be from hypersecretion of acid (more than usual) to start with, then adding acidic foods (sour) may/more likely cause stomach upset/trouble for you. If u have problem with sour stomach, consult doc.. Good luck..
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