How exactly did so many of us come to be pouring highly acidic cola down our throats over and over again each day?
And what kind of effect is this acid drink having on our digestion and general health and well-being?
The Acid Levels in Soda
Short of drinking undiluted vinegar, cola is about the most acidic thing you can buy to drink. The pH level of soda is approximately 2.5 (testing seems to come up with results ranging from 2.3 to 3.5 but a pH of 2.5 is commonly cited for the most popular brand name cola).
In the way these the pH of liquids are ranked a pH level of 2.5 is about 10,000 times stronger on the acidic scale than water.
To get an idea of the scale of the acid in soda, by comparison, battery acid that will eat away your skin has a pH of 1.