In the response posts, remember to demonstrate you have read and understood the student’s post by taking their discussion to the next level through your responses to the following:

  • Using your peer’s chosen foods, discuss any complications of acidity or alkalinity of foods on another organ or system in the body.
  • How do acids and bases relate to your working environment?  (For instance, you could consider the chemicals in a cleaning solution.)

Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.

Estimated time to complete: 2 hours


  • Choose three foods that you can find in your kitchen.
    • Flaming hot Cheetos 
    • Tomatoes
    • Pretzels
  • Describe how the food tastes, smells and looks.
    • Flaming hot cheetos taste spicy and a tiny bit salty
    • Tomatoes have an acid like flavor and can be sweet depending on the ripeness.
    • Pretzels taste salty taste depending on the amount of salt placed on them. 
  • What does the food taste like?
    • Flaming hot cheetos have a pungent spicy aroma to them.
    • Tomatoes have a nice earthy smell.
    • Pretzels have a roasted popcorn like smell.
  • What does the food look like?
    • Flaming hot Cheetos have a traditional Cheeto like appearance consisting of an oddly shaped rod or small ball depending on the size powered red.
    • Tomatoes are a globular shape and usually red, green if they aren’t ripened. 
    • Pretzels can be rod shaped sprinkled with salt usually brown in appearence. 
  • Using this week’s resource, what is the pH of the various food you’ve consumed and how do they contribute to the acidity or alkalinity of the body-specifically discuss an organ or system in the body? You should include outside resources and cite them according to APA.
    • According to an article written by Uson from Mesapress flaming hot Cheetos have a PH of 3, meaning they are about the same ph of the acidic juices in your stomach. 
    • According to research (Clemson University, n.d.) tomatoes have a ph of around 4.3 to 4.9 which is less acidic than your stomach acidic juices. 
    • According to a research article (Are Pretzels Acidic or Alkaline? (Hard, Soft, Sourdough), 2022) pretzels are alkaline based with a ph of 8-10. 
  • Are there specific conditions that might benefit by consuming more acidic foods or alkaline foods?
    • Certain conditions require you to change your diet would be people suffering from such conditions as Peptic ulcer disease, this condition would require you to stay away from acidic foods such as spicy food, tomatoes and other foods similar to these types of foods. 

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