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Mike83
09-06-2006, 08:47 PM
I heard awhile ago that the acid in tomatoes destroys the food your eating, does it effect the digestion of protien?

boyscouT
09-06-2006, 09:24 PM
Not at all, it's fine.

md3sign
09-06-2006, 09:26 PM
I love tomatoes. Don't say bad things about them. Shame on you!

Mike83
09-06-2006, 09:35 PM
hhaaha i love them aswell


on this bodybulders cooking show, he drained the juice, i thought it was because it interferes with digestion.

alexclark
09-06-2006, 09:38 PM
If anything it would slighty slow digestion because it contains soluble fiber.

wuzzo87
09-06-2006, 11:34 PM
If it were so, then we would be seeing very malnourished people in southern Italy... ;)

thirsty4chicken
09-06-2006, 11:39 PM
Not at all, it's fine.

So...

The pH inside tomato is around 5. The pH inside your stomach is around 2 (lower pH = more acidic).

All food must first go through your stomach before it can be fully digested and absorbed.

Tomatoes are fine. Eat 'em up.

sirnext
09-07-2006, 03:12 AM
I heard awhile ago that the acid in tomatoes destroys the food your eating, does it effect the digestion of protien?

Wow, this really scared me for a second... I'm sitting here eating Tuna Salad with tomatoes... like I do every day.

melon
09-07-2006, 03:28 AM
This is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard.

Did you know celery gives you high cholesterol?

tweaked17
09-07-2006, 04:56 AM
I love tomatoes. Don't say bad things about them. Shame on you!

x2

didn't we learn in high school how acidic the stomach is?

i love when people get so scared because they hear something about a food they use often :)

PopeGregorius
09-07-2006, 05:00 AM
I heard awhile ago that the acid in tomatoes destroys the food your eating, does it effect the digestion of protien?
Who from? Your crack dealer?

Mike83
09-07-2006, 05:33 AM
haha ive been meaning to ask this "ridiculous" question for awhile, thanks for reasurring me that i can eat tomatoes when ever i want! : )

Blap Blaow
09-07-2006, 05:37 AM
didn't we learn in high school how acidic the stomach is?
^^^

Stomach > tomato

tweaked17
09-07-2006, 06:01 AM
haha good analogy blap, if it were the other way around, the tomato would digest us!

Blap Blaow
09-07-2006, 06:06 AM
http://www.ilcancello.com/LOCANDINE%20E%20FILM/LOCANDINE/POSTER%20-%20ATTACK%20OF%20THE%20KILLER%20TOMATOES%20(2).jpg

Struct09
09-07-2006, 06:48 AM
Tomatoes can most definitely ruin meals. Imagine adding a tomato to a wonderful meal such as cottage cheese and peanut butter - a perfectly good meal ruined because you added a tomato to it. As for interferring with the digestion of the protein, I don't know about you, but I probably couldn't hold something like that down.