It’s the Foodbabe opining on body chemistry.
For several years, I’ve started my day with warm lemon water and cayenne pepper. Lemon water is very alkaline and can stimulate the liver. It can change your taste buds so you don’t crave sugary foods, and instead crave alkaline ones like fruits and vegetables. The cayenne pepper has been proven to boost your metabolism. But both of those ingredients together strengthen the immune system. I’ve gotten fewer colds because of following this habit. An acidic body promotes disease and inflammation. I try to make my diet mostly alkaline. And with water, you want to make sure it’s not contaminated. Unfortunately, our water is contaminated with everything from chlorine to fluoride.
Wha…? I got momentarily hung up on the
Lemon water is very alkaline nonsense — no, it’s not. It’s acidic. But then I looked this up and there’s a whole lot of freaky websites that claim
Once you drink the acidic lemon water, it will become alkaline as your body reacts with the lemons’ anions during the digestive process and that
Inside the body however, when lemon juice has been fully metabolized and its minerals are dissociated in the bloodstream, its effect is alkalizing and therefore raises the pH of body tissue (pH above 7 is alkaline). This is crazy talk. Acids don’t turn into bases when metabolized, and no, your tissues don’t normally become more alkaline or more acidic because of what you eat or drink. Your urine will vary in acidity, because the pH of your blood and tissues is rather heavily buffered, and if your blood pH is out of the range of 7.35-7.45, you’ve got serious health problems.
And then I realized — this woman is babbling. The entire package is ignorant bullshit, from the alkaline lemons to the boosting your immune system to the alkaline/acidic body crapola. It’s exactly like dealing with creationists who throw out a dozen lies and then expect you to address them all at length, whereupon they will ignore your answers and throw out a dozen more.
I surrender already. What awesome stupidity.