lemon alkaline myth

Thank you for this post. She isn’t referring to lemons being alkaline as is. It is essential to maintain a balanced pH level in our bodies to prevent disease. Back in the 1980s when I was a TA in Physiology Lab, I recommended my students read The Andromeda Strain: a best-selling novel whose plot turned on blood pH regulation. Delivering a 50:50 oxygen:nitrogen mix to breath on a plane would be both an unnecessary expense and wildly dangerous; read up on the Apollo 1 accident. But it’s possible that FB got her alkaline lemons from an early, unjudgemental exposure to the bitter lemon trope. The basic idea of the acid-alkaline hypothesis is that if we eat acid-forming foods, we get sick, and if we eat alkaline-forming foods, we’ll be healthy and we’ll be protected against disease. One of the reasons is that lemon juice contains alkaline minerals such as magnesium and calcium. induced purer pancreatic secretion response (flow, bicarbonate and enzyme output) than that triggered by the R.M., S.S. and A.P.B. Alkaline Lemon Water can Reduce the Effects of Aging. If you were interested in people’s health and well-being, you would probably try to find out how things work, how people live and what is in what they eat and why, and what those things do, so that you might best figure out how to change them. The acidification/alkalinization stuff is likely related to the known properties of some foods to change the pH of urine (ammonium chloride, Vitamin C), with the mental model being that the pH of what you’re peeing must be the same as your internal pH. And our kidneys play a role in that homeostasis as well, as far as I know. To pump a greater amount of oxygen in costs money in terms of fuel and the airlines know this! Is there any scientific evidence on how an acidic substance can evolve into an alkaline? Basically, in pseudoscience quack land of Mercola, Food Babe etc, everything that is sterotyped “good”, such as kale, biodynamic mung beans, expensive supplement pills, activated almonds and all fresh fruit and vegetables, including citrus fruit, is “alkaline”. [Editor’s Note: Although lemons are acidic, some alternative-medicine supporters believe that once metabolized, they have an alkaline effect on the body.] Its premise is that your diet can alter the pH value — the measurement of acidity or alkalinity — of your body. The only thing that’s changed is that the Internet and other mass media have given them a wider platform to acquire new superstitions and spread their ignorance. Derek Lowe's commentary on drug discovery and the pharma industry. I offered to help you with scientific facts but Nooooooo! According to pioneering alkaline diet researcher, Robert Young: “I want to know why companies aren’t coming up with chemical inventions that are improving our health. “Unfortunately, our water is contaminated with everything from chlorine to fluoride.” All rights Reserved. The alkaline from the lemon would start ‘helping’ neutralize the acid buffers over a looong time. If only they just gave you the pure stuff, the 100% pure oxygen you find in a forest at sea level, everyone would be much safer… I was recently having a discussion with someone about whether lemon water actually increases the pH of your body (by which I assume they mean the blood); their claim was that once Citric acid was metabolised it results in an increase in pH due to the "anionic properties of citric acid". AAAS is a partner of HINARI, AGORA, OARE, CHORUS, CLOCKSS, CrossRef and COUNTER. Food can influence our pH levels in the urine. I’ve heard that many places and on many nutrition web sites. Lemons are high in limonoids, known to reduce the signs of aging — they’re frequently used in natural skincare and cosmetics products to support clear, smooth and healthy skin. She may not intend them as such, but the concept of “private language”, I thought, bit the dust a long time ago. Wait, you mean all of us who stuck metal strips in a lemon and measured electrical current actually invented alkaline batteries years go??? So let’s not throw out the baby with the (high-pH) bathwater here! http://jezebel.com/autism-busting-paleo-book-for-babies-pulled-because-it-1692592094. ), the ingestion of a Sorbitol solution (S.S.), the intragastric infusion of an acidified peptone broth (A.P.B.) Everything else is secondary. December 2012 Sigh. Seriously, this isn’t very complicated. J. Clin. May 2013 So, it’s not completely stupid, just esoteric. Deficiency in potassium may cause high blood pressure, among other. Myth 4: alkaline foods Misinformation spread on social media suggests the virus can be cured by eating foods with a pH (level of acidity) that is higher than the virus’s pH. PRAL would list them as acidic, due to the ash residue, however, because of the low, low sugar content and high alkaline mineral content they are actually alkalising to the body once consumed. There is no scientific evident that lemon/lime juice mixed in alkaline water provides health benefits. To be sure of duplicating the same response as that measured, maybe it could be a good idea to drink a mixture of juices, but I doubt there is no benefit from drinking either by themselves! Also notice “the air […] is recycled from direclty outside your window”. August 2013 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M7595KZ, December 2015 May 2014 You had to go Bonzai on me and get your facts wrong yet again. But it only requires a tiny amount to sweeten. And everything that is “bad”, like artificial sweeteners, sugar, processed food, Monsanto, pharmaceuticals, dihydrogen monoxide etc is all supposedly “acidic”. Although lemon water can provide a good portion of Vitamin C to your diet, the amount of Vitamin C you consume when drinking lemon water isn’t enough to help you heal faster from sickness. @33: Please, tell us, at what point in human history did large numbers of people *not* shun science and common sense? They go out of their way to make you ill How about we get this straight and explain 10 advantages of consistently bringing lemon juice with warm water (note: NOT equivalent to lemonade!) Thank you for this post! I was planning to start drinking lemon water again. Hello friends and fellow health enthusiasts. MYTH: Lemon water will help speed up your weight loss efforts. In academia, we are constantly told by the administratives to participate in popularizing science. It’s the Food Babe, of course, profiled in New York magazine, and it’s the usual geyser of nonsense. OK, let’s calm down now and think hard about this. Lemon water does not, unlike the myth, improve metabolism. Is lemon juice acid or alkaline? eventhough they are released as cations, there is no way that they can become hydroxides, at least they only form chlorides salt. The fact that she says something she doesn’t mean to mean something else…I’m not sure why anyone would take that as some sort of comfort or support. Her upcoming NYT best seller: Natural Foods “They” Don’t Want You to Know About, {sarcasm} 40 623 It is true that our bodies tightly regulate our blood pH. Metab. Unfortunately she goes back off the rails in the very next paragraph and talks about how people want to keep us dependent on chemicals. These antioxidants are most effective when consumed, rather than applied topically to the skin. Vaccines. elicits a rate of secretion and bicarbonate output closely similar to that of an i.v. Oncology drugs. It seems that the body can identify citric acid and what it does is stimulate the body to counteract this extra acidity by inducing the production of more alkalines IN THE DIGESTIVE TRACT. In the name of so many new age fads, people are shunning science and common sense. Lemon juice will certainly be neutralised during the digestive process but there is no mechanism by which it could possibly “become alkaline”. Although studies have shown that lemon juice may make the pH of our urine more alkaline , this does not have an effect on the pH of our blood. August 2012 It is known that lemon/lime are acidic in pH but contain minerals that react with your body to make urine less acidic. Glad to see Orin Hatch’s daughter is still working at Whole Foods. 82 254. This comment is even a waste of time. I want to weep. Pop! But it is a sort of the other side of vulgarization. The same goes for lemons, limes, grapefruits and tomatoes – but the other way around. She is telling people things she knows they want to hear. The O.-L.J. Thus, O.-L.J. But there’s only a trace amount of that fiber (if any) still present in the juice by the time you squeeze it into your water. Let us say that a person drinks alkaline water (9.5 pH) for a whole year but then due to certain reasons, the person goes back to drinking neutral pH water. The alkaline diet is also known as the acid-alkaline diet or alkaline ash diet. September 2012 February 2015 It’s very commonly advised to opt for a balance of 80% alkaline-forming food and 20% acidic-forming food. 87 662 She knows exactly what she is doing. We are through FB! Lemons Reduce Inflammation. However, there are no studies that have proven that lemon water eliminates waste at the cellular level. 0:14 What is citric acid? April 2013 Erwin Schrodinger has written a small book called ‘What is Life?’ which has influenced great many biologists (Schrodinger was a chemist/physicist). This is why highly acidic lemon juice is actually known as a potent alkaline-forming food. Obviously, y’all are stooges of Big Pharma. So, lemon is considered as highly alkaline food on the contrary to its nature. For details see It almost makes me think she’s trolling us all! That sort of concept really takes sense in a lab, with definite observables (voltage on pH meter, paper color), and once you have a sound grasp of the structure of matter. November 2012 Think of titrations with buffers. In the book he says something along the line, “the train of evolution has come to its last station, and it will start going in a reverse direction.” He was talking about evolution of the intellect. You can take a look below and choose from the lists – just remember to keep acid-forming foods to a minimum. What they get correct is the “it’s complicated”. Vegetables will be “alkaline” and sodas will be “acidic” (pun intended). Other acids are present, so are many different bioflavonoids. Thankyou! Alkaline water is produced by the process of electrolysis, whereby mineralized water is separated into two categories; one acidic and suitable for the destruction of micro-organisms and one alkaline, with proven applications in some plant and animal situations, but none significant for human use. The Lemon Alkaline Water Myth. By the way, I wanted to share your post on Google +, but you have no button for it. Fortunately, Big Lemon is out there to balance all your silly book learning! The Japanese government has been sponsoring (and underwriting) the study of alkaline water. Endocrin. Because anyone who would do such a thing is clearly an evil person who eats bowls of industrial waste for breakfast, whose liver remains unstimulated, and whose lemon water won’t make him alkaline no matter how many gallons he downs. I drink it with every meal instead of just in the morning. When you try to explain something to students or laymen, one week after they have mixed up 99 percent of the message. Hi, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/.../www.ncbi.../pubmed/3221108. “The gods themselves struggle in vain against stupidity”, There are times when I wish serial acts of stupidity constituted a criminal offense…. http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/clinical_pharmacology/pharmacokinetics/drug_excretion.html An editorially independent blog from the publishers of Science Translational Medicine. It is irrelevant if the claims are factually false, as long as the rhetoric – appealing to emotion – is successful. . It detoxifies the body: Drinking plenty of water helps eliminate waste from our bodies (aka pee and poop). There’s indeed a sucker born every minute for her brand of charlatanry. Nutr. Our blood pH is quite constant, though acidosis and alcalosis do occur. You can keep adding an acid to a buffered solution, and the pH will not change or hardly change at all. Does Alkaline Water Taste Good? @12 “Big Lemon” sounds like a bad guy in a Disney movie; love it. The Food Babe is good looking. I found the following statement very telling: “I started by researching food like I was a debater in high school.” When you are researching a topic for a high school debate, you don’t look for the truth but only for material that supports your side of the topic (or refutes your opponent’s side). Flushes Toxins : Drinking water is important to help the body naturally eliminate cellular waste (a process that it does naturally), but claims that lemon water has a special ability to flush “toxins” without defining what they … But the study was about OLJ, so I didn't understand why you were picking out only lemon juice, so that was my point. That’s great news, it’s only one row of the periodic table then, no heavy metals in anyone’s water. Potassium can be exchanged against hydrogen ions. Please consider adding a Share button for Google +, and even Pinterest. February 2013 If it was just lemon, then why didn't they just use lemon and not the OLJ. It’s we who need to reexamine our assumptions and it’s the FB who is blazing new directions in chemistry here. Health is something that interests people which leads to more productive and quality life. March 2012. And that anyone talking about how disease is somehow related to a systemically out-of-whack body pH is almost certainly a fool or a con artist? Food Babe is not stupid. […] @9,10- At some level I wonder if people like her are intentionally making errors that are obvious to trained scientists. Compression leads to all sorts of issues. And this blog post gives her more publicity. The buffers will slowly start to be ‘unsaturated’ and the blood will return to optimal pH. 6. But soaked in chemicals as I am, I must somehow find the motivation to carry on. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_1, #7 I know! Thanks, Derek. It is stupidity now, but soon will lead to evil. It prevents cancer by alkalizing the body: Nope! As far as I know, bitter = alkaline. You can keep the ring as well, it was fake anyway! Nevertheless, after being metabolized, lemon will become alkaline. June 2014 Basically it would involve ejecting her into space without a space suit. She was arguing that fluoridated water was bad for you since the fluorine (being a halogen and “stronger,” exact terminology) in the water would prevent you from uptaking iodine for your thyroid. http://www.freezepage.com/1415667665TBMRBWICKU, Wow. I would like to send the Food Babe to a chemical-free “spa” that will remove all the chemicals from her body. Either some academic institution (ivory tower!) Is that why we don´t have a German food babe? single injection of secretin (Boots, 1.0 U/kg). So, outside the body, anyone can see that lemon juice is very acidic. I know I’m supposed to assume stupidity before evil, but it’s kind of hard here. Or that someone who sets themselves up as a beacon of good sense and sound nutritional advice and who still doesn’t know any of this might perhaps be just a bit out of their depth? People presumably feel out of control and blind in a world they don’t understand and wish to assert some control over pieces of their lives; I wish, though, that they would find better and more honest exponents and implementations of those wishes. If the pH of lemon juice is 2, what's the pH of a solution of 10 ml of lemon juice in 250 ml of water? Or that lemons are actually acidic, a fact known to many fifth graders? March 2014 People confuse hydrogen and helium, despite the slight difference in reactivity. There is regularly misjudging of lemon’s pH outside the body versus inside the body. Doesn’t make her a non-idiot, of course. We all know that nitric acid – which is ACIDIC – can be metabolized into its constituent elements which include nitrogen. Sigh. Nutr. I am commiting to 30 days of drinking lemon water first thing in the morning to see if that will help my bile. January 2015 But, it’s better not to view this as science, even if they claim it is. FB you had your chance! Some stevia products can have a bad aftertaste, but this product I use is indistinguishable to me to sugar. But, lemon water is essentially filtered, and also heavily diluted, which leaves it with just traces of pectin. I agree, we are all 100% dependent on chemicals. Potassium Bicarbonate Reduces Urinary Nitrogen Excretion in Postmenopausal Women, J. Çlin. There is more acid in lemons than oranges. Everybody knows this. The nitrogen may affect the times and dosages of medications, make you feel bloated and cause your ankles and joints swell.” Timestamps 0:00 Is lemon juice acid or alkaline? Alkalizing Foods. At the macroscopic level, all air is recycled I guess…. Are Lemons Alkaline or Acidic? Lemon juice in its natural state is acidic with a pH of about 2, but once metabolized it actually becomes alkaline with a pH well above 7. You’d think that if science on its own is not enough, then reality checks like the recent death of the “Wellness Warrior” (an advocate of woo who succumbed to her otherwise treatable cancer, for those of you who don’t know) would be enough to nip this kind of idiocy in the bud. First off your body’s digestive organs start to shrink, taxing your ability to digest large quantities of food. Please pay attention to this. Please take note that those metals are trapped inside the lemon in an acidic environment as chemical salts. The OLJ is lemon juice plus orange juice. October 2012 Citric acid which is the acid in lemon juice can then reabsorb this nitrogen in an ion exchange electron tunneling reaction and itself turn ALKALINE. I am learning from Ann Louise Gittleman about health and weight loss. The scariest part of all of this is that my debating opponent also homeschooled her children, and I’m scared as to what science curriculum would be acceptable that would avoid the scientific method, basic biology, or understanding periodic table trends well enough to give better descriptions of reactivity than “stronger.”. Instead of lukewarm water and lemon juice, I add ice cubes and 1/8 tsp of stevia powder to make sugar free lemonade. and “willful public displays of stupidity” and/or encouraging others to the same stupidity should be a capitol offense. If she doesn’t care about how things work, then it’s presumably irrelevant to what she’s doing (which would, probably, not be helping people). Science and rational thinking, have not only solved physical mysteries, but also the mental afflictions arising out of stupidity and superstition. Keeping your dosage of lemon juice per 1 cup water consistent, a simple indicator of whether your body is more acidic or alkaline is whether lemon juice in hot or warm water tastes sour or not. By Derek Lowe 24 March, 2015 Here, folks, is someone to explain to you that “lemon water is very alkaline” (a direct quote), and that cayenne pepper has been “proven to … Antibiotics. Think what the food babe groups are teaching to their kids! June 2013 The question I always ask clients who have been taken in by this myth is, “Which body compartment do you think you should alkalize?” My point is that people think that acid lemon juice somehow makes everything alkaline, where that is patently untrue. So who wants to start the kickstarter campaign for FB to get a degree in chemistry? I don't know what is exactly causing the pancreatic secretion to become more alkaline, but I suspect it is the acid. The 120-min-cumulative values confirmed these findings and disclosed that O.-L.J. Myth 1: Lemon Water Can Help You Heal Faster When Sick. Here, folks, is someone to explain to you that “lemon water is very alkaline” (a direct quote), and that cayenne pepper has been “proven to boost your metabolism”, and that “an acidic body promotes disease” and. February 2014 How can you say it was the lemon juice that stimulates the exocrine pancreatic secretions? I would no mind keeping my science for sscientist. Alkaline diets favor lean tissue mass in older adults, Am. I hate this. Also, they seem to have turned off comments? That was so constructive, #30, thank you ! What happens if I use lemon water for 3 weeks? sauer and Saeure. Simply portray yourself as the little guy (or gal) fighting for everyone’s health and against big moneyed interests, distort or ignore the facts and you are guaranteed to win, no matter how much quackery and disingenuity comes out of your mouth. Both contain citric acid. They added: It improves IQ: Whilst drinking water in the morning can help you feel focused; however, this is not a result of the lemon in the water. Or that someone who sets themselves up as a beacon of good sense and sound nutritional advice and who still doesn’t know any of this might perhaps be just a bit out of their depth? Nice post you got here. And people can’t argue with that.” Anyway I was just wondered. or some large corporation (big business!) If you believe what lies underneath her rhetoric, why should the need to cover it in half-truths, stupidity, or lies give you any security in your beliefs? July 2013 I am sure the food babe didn’t write this article for scientists, and that indeed is the problem. Having a lemon in the water is not at all necessary; it is the water doing the trick. Feel free to post comments and start a conversation. (90 min) ingestion. ingestion proved to be an unexpected powerful stimulus of exocrine pancreatic secretion. This alkaline food myth has gotten huge recently, using online marketing and buzzwords you can get people believing in anything. Everyday, the movie Idiocracy is starting to look more and more like a documentary. Great post! Dunno LOL, I especially love her comment about how she pledges to no longer consume any chemicals. I don’t work for pharma (big or otherwise). The O.-L.J. Slowed metabolism can result due to dehydration and fixing that can boost metabolism. April 2014 September 2014 These changes were compared with those evoked by a regular meal (R.M. Myths around drinking lemon water. But that isn’t true for the rest of your body — which regulates its blood . I see this as the content of potassium in the food. Read this 5 myths about lemon water you need to know :-MYTH 1: IT CAN HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT Some claim that because lemons contain pectin, the same satiating fiber found in apples, its juice will fill you up and in turn, aid weight loss. Raisins, notably, have a PRAL of -21. If it’s not sour at all and even tastes like lemonade to you (without the sugar), your body is in a healthier, more alkaline state. Is there any use in pointing out that the body regulates its own acidity and alkalinity very tightly? Just think about it – Airplanes thrive in places we don’t. Sounds sciencey, no ? Fruits and vegetables, many of which are acidic in their natural state, undergo a dramatic change during metabolism – acids are neutralized and alkaline elements become the dominant presence. April 2012 Any correction of my assertions I will appreciate. In Germany we teach 5 year olds (not 5th graders) that lemon juice is acidic! .oh the hell with it, I can’t keep reading that crap. @luysii #5: This reminds me of a recent discussion I had with someone who was a foodie much in the same vein as FB. Do you think Jenny McCarthy would get the time of day if she looked like Golda Meir? Do you think her fans are reading here to get information? was studied on pure pancreatic juice obtained from a catheter placed in the human Wirsung duct at surgery. August 2014 (I did it myself in a kindergarden, great fun with red cabbage juice…). There are a few different versions of the acid-alkaline theory circulating the internet, but the basic claim is that the foods we eat leave behind an "ash" after they are metabolized, and this ash can be acid or alkaline (alkaline meaning more basic on the pH … All Vegetables, especially when Green and Raw; All Fruits like Melon, Apple, Berries, Grapes, Lemon. Its elements are not falsifiable claims and factual statements. You’ve given my intro for tomorrow’s gen chem II class. (hint: it’s brown, aromatic, and bears a striking resemblance to the crap she comes out with). Once digested and metabolized, lemon juice produces alkaline byproducts, which make the urine more alkaline. If the sour taste is strong, your body is very acidic. J. Clin. Does she really believe that airplane cabins are at higher pressures in the air than on the ground? And even bad press is good for the bank account. and an i.v. Stay tuned to my twitter and facebook feeds for the latest posts. According to her research, improved bile function is the first step to weight loss. As you wellness warriors know, an alkaline body is really the key to good health. Perhaps you meant to say, why do people think consuming citrus (lemons/limes) in your water, makes “your body alkaline”. The idea that some foods – like meat – lower the pH in the body and lead to disease is a myth. The air that is pumped in isn’t pure oxygen either, it’s mixed with nitrogen, sometimes almost at 50%. Yes, lemon, though acidic, produces alkaline metabolites in your body and so has a negative potential renal acid load (PRAL); but lemon juice’s PRAL of -2.5 isn’t especially low among fruits. The toasty warnmness I feel when I pour my water (fortified with nutrients extracted from the wood pipes that protect it from ever seeing nasty dirt) on it tells me that it’s full of life giving energy that warms me from the inside out. Things that Food Babe et al scoff at and do their best to undermine, as they would every single chemical invention. January 2014 You won't feel significantly more full by drinking lemon water. And the nitrogen can then react with the hydrogen in our body to form ammonia – a base which is ALKALINE. All content is Derek’s own, and he does not in any way speak for his employer. (Or would be, if there weren’t so many people who believe her.) Perhaps I am very bad at explaining… Then you should not be surprised to see ads chanting the benefits of “quantum medicine” against “electromagnetic sensitivity”. November 2013 Find out. So drink your limonoids! It’s a hypothesis that its metabolites are alkaline. She is not so dumb as to not realize that people love an underdog who takes on seemingly evil Big Bad Ag and Pharma. To my annoyance, many people say “I can’t eat lemons/limes/grapefruit — they too bitter!” Trying to correct them only gets me funny looks. July 2012 However, our environment and the foods we eat often promote an acid pH outside of the bloodstream and cells. Why no, there isn’t. Err, what exactly does she think organic farmers use as a source of nitrogen on their crops? Stomach acid has to be neutralised somehow, so there is a set amount of alkaline produced in the bile. I personally prefer it as pellets, because then it’s crunchy like granola, minus the evil GMOed grains from big business. Instead, the claims must be simply *believed*, and the motivations are *rhetoric*. Don’t Buy These Seven Alkaline Water Myths By Jack Barber Imagine if you could hook up a device to your faucet that would transform your tap water into your own private fountain of youth. 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