Food acidity level is measured from 1 to 14 pH scale. Those with 6 or lower pH level are more acidic. The lower the pH level is, the higher is the acidity. The neutral pH level is 7, and foods that have higher pH level than this are less acidic. Eating foods high in acid can cause various health issues, including liver problems, cancer, and kidney stones. Other negative effects are infections, headaches, irritability, fatigue, and low energy. To avoid these problems, here are some of the highly acidic foods not to include in your diet.
1. Soft Drinks, Soda or Cola
Even the least acidic soda is still below the neutral pH level, which is 7. In a study that was made with regards to the acidity of various soda brands, it showed that RC Cola was the most acidic at 2.387 pH. Second on the list was Cherry Coke that came at 2.522 pH. Very close at third was Coke at 2.525 pH. Of all the soft drinks tested, the least acidic was Mug root beer at 4.038 pH, although as stated, it is still far from the neutral level.