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The alkaline diet claim that as we humans have a slightly basic pH we shouldn't eat acidic food like meat (I think they claim that meat ashes are acid).

I was wondering that if carnivores animals share similar blood pH to humans and herbivores, that argument falls.

I did a google search, but I couldn't find the answer, even though it seems like basic data for a physiology textbook. Similar questions have been posted here but without satisfactory answers.

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  • $\begingroup$ The alkaline/acidic diet bit is all pseudoscience junk. You'll find related questions at Skeptics.SE. There are also a couple of diet pH questions here already if you search. $\endgroup$ – Bryan Krause Dec 14 '20 at 18:15
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    $\begingroup$ I know that it's pseudoscience. The question that I post is a scientific one that is meant to refute a pseudoscientific claim. I don't think the question to this specific question could be found in Skeptic.SE $\endgroup$ – heracho Dec 14 '20 at 18:40
  • $\begingroup$ Note that pH would not be the only factor to determine how much a type of food could influence the body pH. It would also be important to know the buffer capabilities of that food. $\endgroup$ – KaPy3141 Dec 15 '20 at 16:02

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