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The excellent answers from Chris and One Face have already written about why the claim is wrong, so I'm going to add a hypothesis for how this sort of nonsense could even originate in the first place. The reason why lemons are acidic is because they contain a lot of citric acid, so in a solution part of this citric acid ionizes to citrate which increases ...


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Sugar (be it sucrose, glucose, fructose or honey) does not have emetic properties in any concentration, unless there is a personal (and highly individual) psychological adverse reaction to sweet substances. Sugar is not a local gastric irritant (like dishwashing detergent, or syrup of ipecac, copper sulphate, zinc sulphate; yellow mercuric sulphate, ...



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