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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    slice of lemon in water

    I put a slice of water in my brita water filter to add taste once in a while. Does anyone see a problem with this?

    does this cause added sodium or cause me to retain water? I checked up on lemons and they seem to have extremely low sodium.

    and I can't see it adding much calories.. 100g of lemon is only 30 calories and I'm actually not eating the slice of lemon..
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    What you are actually doing is Alkalizing your body...so its all good.

    Its even better when you do it first thing in the morning......
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    care to explain the Alkalizing thing please?

    I love lemons, but will consume even more of them if I see it has a positive effect

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    Originally posted by Spawn_X
    care to explain the Alkalizing thing please?

    The concept of alkalizing is to do with the pH levels of the blood and body tissues. All the food that we digest metabolizes down to an ash residue which can be either neutral, acid or alkaline.

    The cells of our body are bathed in alkaline fluid. Over acidification leads to sickness & disease. Wrong diet, a high-stress life & toxic thinking are the main acid builders in our body.

    Foods which create an alkaline effect are veges (mostly greens), seeds, nuts, grains, low sugar fruits such as avocado, lemon, lime tomato & peppers.

    So, whenever I eat bad foods, I tend to balance it out with either my "green" drink or water with lemon...

    Luckily for me I'm Vegan
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    Originally posted by Franjipani



    The concept of alkalizing is to do with the pH levels of the blood and body tissues. All the food that we digest metabolizes down to an ash residue which can be either neutral, acid or alkaline.

    The cells of our body are bathed in alkaline fluid. Over acidification leads to sickness & disease. Wrong diet, a high-stress life & toxic thinking are the main acid builders in our body.

    Foods which create an alkaline effect are veges (mostly greens), seeds, nuts, grains, low sugar fruits such as avocado, lemon, lime tomato & peppers.

    So, whenever I eat bad foods, I tend to balance it out with either my "green" drink or water with lemon...

    Luckily for me I'm Vegan

    Aren't lemons acidic though? I've experienced it first hand myself when I squirting some lemons for a drink and then some got in my eye and I was in pain!!
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    Originally posted by Mystic Eric
    Aren't lemons acidic though? I've experienced it first hand myself when I squirting some lemons for a drink and then some got in my eye and I was in pain!!
    *LMAO* funny buggar arn't ya.

    Lemon adds alkalinity to water.....
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    Originally posted by Franjipani


    *LMAO* funny buggar arn't ya.

    Lemon adds alkalinity to water.....
    one slice will add very little acidity at all.

    the amount of kcal in a slice will be like 3.
    Plus on top of that some of the kcals will be in the stucture and are not soluble eihter.
    my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.

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    How are lemon's not acidic?
    They are a citrus fruit and therefore have citric acid in shed loads. So when you squeeze a lemon into a glass of water it should become more acidic rather then alkaline...
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    Thanks Franji, I'll start adding lemon to the water.

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    I'm glad I brought this topic up. I haven't seen it discussed before.
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    yes.. <pats avatar on the back>.

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    Lemons have a PH of 2.2 (very acidic)

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    Lemons may be acidic. but you have to at least put a couple of slices of lemon in any way in a small amount of water.

    Plus tap water pH can vary a fiar bit from area to area as well.
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    Franjipani still has not responded to how acid makes water basic... totally illogical...
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    Originally posted by GonePostal
    Franjipani still has not responded to how acid makes water basic... totally illogical...
    What I am saying is that adding lemon to water WHEN INGESTED has an alkalising effect on the blood stream.

    If you want more info about the principles of Alkalising, check out a book called "sick & tired" by Dr Robert O. Young....
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    Im going to have to try this!
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    what doesnt make sense to me is that regardless of what it is "alkalizing", how can an acid cause something to become more basic unless you are referring to it alkalizing a stronger acid....and can that even happen? i think we need to get a chemist in here. hey, doc!! do you know anything about this?

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    score! another vegan

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    vegans.



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    I don't know what this process is about, but I don't know how you guys have difficulty understanding her concept. If you introduce an acid, then your body will probably do something to balance your body's pH level, so producing an alkaline chemical to balance things out could be the process she speaks of.
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    i think you got it LP.

    i've heard before that lemon, whilst acidic outside of the body, does is fact become basic in the body. nto sure on the mechanism, but i'm guessing something compensatory to keep homeostasis.
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    "Geordie/'d3c:di/n. & adj. Brit colloq. n. 1 a native of Tyneside. 2 the dialect spoken on Tyneside. adj. of or relating to Tyneside, its people, or its dialect. [the name George + -IE]

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    http://www.bodyandfitness.com/Inform...h/garcinia.htm

    *** It's also found in lemons, grapefruits and I think oranges.
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    Weak acids like the citric acid in lemon juice, or the acetic acid in
    vinegar, quickly get metabolized into carbon dioxide and water (ie:
    breathed out and excreted through urine), leaving behind alkalinizing
    minerals.
    this was bothering me, and this explanation makes a lot more sense.

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