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Old 03-13-2009, 01:01 PM   #1
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Tomatoes and sauce?

My dr told me that I shouldn't have spaghetti or any other type of tomatoe based sauce because it has too much acid. However, I read that adding a little bit of baking soda along with sugar can neutralize the acid.

is this true? Do any of you still eat spaghetti, lasagna, etc?

 
Old 03-13-2009, 10:29 PM   #2
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Re: Tomatoes and sauce?

I avoid tomato sauce or any tomato base foods as much as possible. I haven't had spaghetti in three years. I've never heard about baking soda and if it is I'd try it, hope someone here knows!

 
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Re: Tomatoes and sauce?

I add brown sugar to the sauce all the time, and it does seem to help considerably, for me at least.
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Re: Tomatoes and sauce?

Greg - I add regular sugar but from what I've been reading, it's hard to know whether sugar will nuetralize the acid or not. I seems to be debatable but I did read that baking soda will do it.

I amde spaghetti last night with my homemade sauce (with added sugar) and I used 1/8 tsp of baking soda. I feel fine today but I never really noticed a huge reaction before.

 
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