A few years ago the New York Times published an article on the correlation between eating highly acidic foods and acid reflux, heartburn, and other ills. The article highlighted the recent health claims that eating a low-acid diet can help those who suffer from these types of stomach problems.
“In the study, 12 men and 8 women with reflux symptoms who hadn’t responded to medication were put on a low-acid diet for two weeks, eliminating all foods and beverages with a pH lower than 5. The lower the pH, the higher the acidity; highly acidic foods and beverages include diet sodas (2.9 to 3.7), strawberries (3.5) and barbecue sauce (3.7). According to the study, 19 out of 20 patients improved on the low-acid diet, and 3 became completely asymptomatic.”
According to our test results, trücup Born To Be Mild (Light Roast and most acidic roast) clocked in at an impressive 5.74 pH level – making it well within the levels this article suggests.