Sunday, May 17, 2009

Alkaline Water

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Anonymous (and Honest Abe) asked: "Can you comment on the current fad of drinking alkaline water. People are spending thousands of dollars on machines that use electrolysis to make alkaline water. I can't see how this is real, nor can I understand how any alkaline water could be useful in the acidic environment of the stomach. "

Well, no, not really, not much. The mouth is alkaline and the stomach is acidic. The advantage of this is that, having an alkaline mouth, your teeth don't dissolve.

Beyond that, I can see no advantage of alkaline water.
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3 comments:

  1. My son keeps wanting to feed seagulls with bread laced with baking soda. Does it blow them up?

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  2. your son might be a sociopath

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    1. And seagulls aren't?

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