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Tap Water or Mineral Water?

Posted by Dave on 12/26/2006

I have seen in several places that say to mix the acv with mineral water. What is wrong with using normal tap water. What is the difference and does it make a difference? Will using tap water affect how good it will or will not work. I also read that acv and ginger ale taste good. I tried it and the taste is not that bad, I even like it. But that is carbonated water. Is there anything wrong or bad from mixing it with carbonated water? I have a question about the baking soda also. I tried the baking soda and the baking soda cut down on the smell of the acv allot. The baking soda also cut down the strong taste to but the taste is still there. When you mix 1/8 baking soda to a 1tblsp of acv to kill the acid in the acv after you drink it does the baking soda keep on killing acid in your stomach? Or when add the baking soda does it stop the acid killing ability of the baking soda or weaken it any? I tried the honey with acv and baking soda. The honey did not help much though. I only used about 2 spoonfuls. I suppose the honey does not have a strong enough taste. I am going to try another brand of natural/pure honey. What is the general rule for adding honey to water? Is it using equal parts say like 1tblsp acv and 1 tblsp honey? I might even try mixing the honey acv and baking soda with the ginger ale and see how it taste.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Dear Dave:

What is wrong with using normal tap water. What is the difference and does it make a difference?

Yes it does. When you add ACV with mineral water, both acv and mineral water are alkaline forming. On the other hand most tap waters now contain fluoride and chloride. Both are halogens, and they are acid forming. When it goes into your body it causes the body to become more acid, which is basically the same as eating fast food, also acid forming. Somewhere along the way, we simply have to stop taking too much acid forming foods, it tends to promote bacterial, viral, and cancer growth in such acid medium and lowers the ability for the body at hold enough oxygen needed to kill the microbes.

Is there anything wrong or bad from mixing it with carbonated water?

Carbonated water can be turned to an advantage if you take supplements that contain lots of carbonates. If you dissolve those supplements it is converted to bicarbonates allowing the body to absorb the supplements better. If just taking alone, the carbonate water are just temporarily acid water which will cause you to burp. However, there is no real harm to drinking it other than if your body has excess carbonates long your digestive system and might help clear out some of it, although slight.

I tried the honey with acv and baking soda. The honey did not help much though.

Honey tastes nice, but it often doesn't help most conditions (e.g. cough) in practice. If you want it to taste nice a little squeeze of lemon juice is better. Another way around it is not adding too much honey, just add enough to make it palatable and no more. Sweets in general tends to suppress the immune system, exceptions of course is stevia.

when add the baking soda does it stop the acid killing ability of the baking soda or weaken it any?

The killing ability is OFTEN not the acid, it is usually the alkaline baking soda. The malates and acetates of the vinegar portion whether acid or alkaline tends to dissolve the virus protein protecting them and kills them. Most strep throat condition can be stopped with alkaline solutions of baking soda, not the acid solution of vinegar, however adding peroxide might help kill them in both instances.

What is the general rule for adding honey to water?

Add enough to be palatable and no more. As a general rule, if you are sick, no sweets. It suppresses the immune system for 2 hours. Take vitamin C instead, sodium ascorbate. It blocks sugar metabolism by the viruses.


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