Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Mineral Deficiencies and Soda Cravings

As readers may know, I have to take mineral supplements. I also crave coffee and soda, which are both acid. Hmmm.


  • Iron is better absorbed with vitamin C (aka ascorbic acid).
  • Calcium is better absorbed with vinegar (acid).
  • Lemon juice (acidic) breaks down meat (which contains minerals). It does it so well you can chemically cook fish in lemon juice to make ceviche.
  • I put vinegar in the dishwasher to dissolve mineral deposits. 
  • Cola is acid (the pH is around 3-4).


Maybe my problem is due to low stomach acid. Years ago, I tried vinegar for GERD without success. Maybe it's time to try it for digestion. Why didn't I think of this before?

1 comment:

Larcana said...

Hmm could be. That's the beauty of experimenting.
I myself cannot tolerate vinegar, but lemon juice works for me. I just found out that I'm histamine intolerant..so eggs no bacon. Rare meat not smoked. Wine? Well, not red. At least this is how I am right now.