CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Nutrition
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Nutrition Diet, supplements, weightloss, health & longevity

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-04-2006, 07:03 AM   #1
Scott Kustes
Member Scott Kustes is offline
 
Scott Kustes's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Louisville  KY
Posts: 1,258
Who funded this research? The soft drink manufacturers?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/health/dietfitness.html?in_articl e_id=385065&in_page_id=1798&ct=5
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2006, 08:12 AM   #2
Garrett Smith
Member Garrett Smith is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Tucson  AZ
Posts: 2,264
That's quite a jump to make without a speck of real research behind it, saying that tooth decay is solely the result of acidity of the food. When people try to make these jumps in logic with "health foods", they are roundly knocked down due to the "lack of evidence".

The important aspect of acidity in the mouth is not the acidity of the foods while they are being chewed. They are only in the mouth for a short time. The important factor is the acidity (pH) of the saliva, or what I jokingly call "tooth marinade". We always have saliva in our mouth, its pH is dependent upon many things, mainly the balance of our diet. This is the major effector. Dentists (my father included) like nutrition "sound bites", it makes their work easier--there's also the sad fact that very few people respect the nutritional advice of a dentist (so many don't even bother).

I like the part about tomatoes not becoming more acidic. This is because they're already significantly acidic, that's why they have to line cans/tins of tomatoes and why one isn't supposed to cook tomatoes in various kinds of plastics/pots/pans (tomatoes are acidic enough to leach metals and plastics).

(Message edited by guerilastrength on May 04, 2006)
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Raw and roasted Daniel Miller Nutrition 12 06-21-2006 12:36 PM
No More Soft Drinks in Schools Neill S. Occhiogrosso Nutrition 7 05-04-2006 02:52 PM
Health warnings on soft drinks Scott Kustes Community 7 07-15-2005 08:51 AM
Angie roasted my arms Jeff Dawson Starting 6 04-19-2005 12:06 PM
Soft Drinks and Obesity Mike Minium Nutrition 2 08-26-2004 05:50 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:52 AM.


CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.