We’ve heard them all – or at least most of them. We’re
talking about rumors, urban myths and misconceptions about
Rumor #1: Coca- Cola can be used as a household cleaner
The fact is that any liquid with acidity can help clean most anything. For instance, vinegar, which has a pH level of 2.0-3.4 (Coca-Cola pH is about 2.5) is used by many as a cleaning solution – and is also completely safe as a food ingredient. That said it would be much more effective and less costly to clean with vinegar and water than a food or beverage. For more information on food and drinks’ pH levels, visit the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
This one is actually true.
Rumor #3: Phosphoric acid, as found in
Phosphoric acid does not leach
calcium from bones. Bone health experts agree that the most important
behaviors for good bone health are getting enough calcium, vitamin D, and doing
weight-bearing physical activity. Find more information on the CDC website or on Best for Bones Food.
We hope this information helps to clear up your questions and concerns. We know there are a lot more rumors out there, so we’ve set up a page where you can find all the true details.
Rhona Applebaum is Vice
President and Chief Science and Health Officer for The
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