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You may have read about "alkaline diets" that claim that you need to eat only alkaline foods in order to remain healthy. According to this philosophy, eating acidic foods "acidifies the blood," leading to disease. But our blood has several buffer systems in place. Explain what happens when buffers encounter additional hydrogen ions from foods. Will the pH of the blood decrease?

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