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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 ...


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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