I know that the pH of the acid in an empty stomach is higher than a stomach with food.
I was trying to understand how water passes through stomach to intestines with the absence of food.
But this webpage : Acid reflux mythbusters has this bizarre claim :
Drinking water on an empty stomach does not dilute stomach acid because it was never released in the first place.
How is this possible? Ok sure, not "more" acid is released because it's just water. But there is still acid already present in the stomach, right?
Note : I'm not concerned about diluting the acid or not. I just want to know if there is acid in the empty stomach or not. Or if there is any possible scenario where the stomach is actually completely empty.