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Can carbonated drinks alter body acidity?
« on: 20/03/2014 13:30:01 »
Leonora Thomas asked the Naked Scientists:
   
If one pours out a glass of Pepsi Max (which I somehow came to like), and you let it stand to let it get "flat", i.e. let the gas evaporate, does it still cause acidity in one's body?

My acidity level is rather high, (I am taking Allopurinol and occasionally Colchichine) and I drink 2 glasses of Pepsi a day.

And can the fact that my body is acidic cause nail polish to take very long to dry on my nails?

Thanks a lot for your interesting programme, and for "listening " to my question.

Leonora Thomas.
(Springs, South Africa)
What do you think?
« Last Edit: 20/03/2014 13:30:01 by _system »


 

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Re: Can carbonated drinks alter body acidity?
« Reply #1 on: 20/03/2014 18:42:53 »
Acidic or not, I would't drink Pepsi every single day as that can be quite bad for your health.

And I do not think that having an "acidic body" would make nail polish take longer to dry as nail polish doesn't actually react with your nail simply dries on top of it as far as I know.
 

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Re: Can carbonated drinks alter body acidity?
« Reply #2 on: 21/03/2014 00:31:14 »
If you like Pepsi Max, there is clearly something very, very wrong with your genes. Wet nail polish is the least of your worries. But the day my daughter ordered "Double Whopper with extra fries and a Diet Coke" I wondered if the world had gone mad, or just me.
 

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Re: Can carbonated drinks alter body acidity?
« Reply #3 on: 22/03/2014 20:45:56 »
Acidic or not, I would't drink Pepsi every single day as that can be quite bad for your health.
Got any evidence for that, or is it just an unjustified hunch?
 

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Re: Can carbonated drinks alter body acidity?
« Reply #4 on: 23/03/2014 13:56:43 »
Acidic or not, I would't drink Pepsi every single day as that can be quite bad for your health.
Got any evidence for that, or is it just an unjustified hunch?


Pepsi uses High fructose corn syrup which has been linked to  obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, though there is not absolute proof of it, I would say that it's not good for your health, though perhaps not as bad as my sentence portrays.
 

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Re: Can carbonated drinks alter body acidity?
« Reply #5 on: 23/03/2014 15:47:28 »
Pepsi uses High fructose corn syrup which has been linked to  obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

The first post says "Pepsi Max" which is sugar-free ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pepsi_Max

Allegedly "Pepsi Max" contains Ginseng and a double-dose of caffeine,
 which could explain the "somehow" in the statement below ...

... Pepsi Max (which I somehow came to like)

Food can alter the pH of urine , but not the pH of "the body" generally ...

Quote from: Gabe Mirkin, M.D.
You should not believe that it matters whether foods are acidic or alkaline,
 because no foods change the acidity of anything in your body except your urine.
http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/DSH/coral2.html
« Last Edit: 23/03/2014 16:09:26 by RD »
 

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Re: Can carbonated drinks alter body acidity?
« Reply #6 on: 23/03/2014 17:47:05 »
Acidic or not, I would't drink Pepsi every single day as that can be quite bad for your health.
Got any evidence for that, or is it just an unjustified hunch?


Pepsi uses High fructose corn syrup which has been linked to  obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, though there is not absolute proof of it, I would say that it's not good for your health, though perhaps not as bad as my sentence portrays.
I drink lots of it- typically a litre or so a day.
I'm about 70Kg and a long way from obese.
I have a low resting heart rate and  low blood pressure.
So...
 

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Re: Can carbonated drinks alter body acidity?
« Reply #7 on: 24/03/2014 02:30:34 »
Acidic or not, I would't drink Pepsi every single day as that can be quite bad for your health.
Got any evidence for that, or is it just an unjustified hunch?


Pepsi uses High fructose corn syrup which has been linked to  obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, though there is not absolute proof of it, I would say that it's not good for your health, though perhaps not as bad as my sentence portrays.
I drink lots of it- typically a litre or so a day.
I'm about 70Kg and a long way from obese.
I have a low resting heart rate and  low blood pressure.
So...

If science was based of one persons experience we would't know much of anything, and you know that.

But anyhoo I missed that it was pepsi max which doesn't have any sugars in it so I was still wrong.
 

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