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Are acidic foods listed anywhere on medical websites?

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Medical websites from Healthline and WebMD provide a list of acidic foods. Other informative sites, such as Livestrong.com and eHow, have a list of high acidic foods as well.

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Healthline classifies nuts, blueberries, cranberries, maple syrup, sugars, hard cheeses and most legumes as foods with high acid. Citrus fruits, tomatoes, garlic, processed grains and dairy products are other highly acidic foods that are mentioned by WebMD and Livestrong.com. Individuals who suffer from hyperacidity and heartburn should keep away from acidic foods to avoid exacerbating their conditions. Acidic foods are more likely to cause heartburn or hyperacidity if they are eaten by someone with an empty stomach.

Excessive consumption of acidic foods can likewise negatively affect the body’s normal pH balance, which is slightly alkaline at 7.30 to 7.45. Too much acid in the body can also result in various symptoms, such as fatigue, headaches, dry skin and recurring infections.

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