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Eating up all lime's slices

  1. Jan 24, 2006 #1
    I don't buy lime juice sold at supermarket, I buy limes themselves, and cut them in some small slices, put in a glass some spoons of sugar, pour hot water in, then 'throw' some slices in, stir them all around, cool it down, and sip.
    My problem is that I always eat all of those lime's slices, because they are sweet in that glass of sugar water. Will eating so many lime create stomach cancer ? Even when I toaste my bread, I also put on top some slices of lime. What will happen in our body, blood when something sour like lime enters ?
     
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  3. Jan 25, 2006 #2

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    lol! Stomach cancer from limes? I think you are overreacting. I like to do the same thing, but with no sugar and less lime, with icy cold water. I never thought of limeade!! I'll have to make it tomorrow... of course with cold water.

    You like lime on your toast? :yuck: Sounds too wet. I don't like my toast very wet.

    Don't worry about it man.
     
  4. Jan 25, 2006 #3

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    Hm.. I thought you asked about the benefits of eating all the slime's lice(s), but evidently, I was wrong..
     
  5. Jan 25, 2006 #4

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    I'd think it is not very good for your teeth, the acid and sugar.
     
  6. Jan 25, 2006 #5

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    You don't have to worry about curdled blood! :approve: Don't worry, lime juice won't get into your bloodstream.

    The stomach and GI tract absorbs the chemicals and water in the same manner as every other food.
     
  7. Jan 25, 2006 #6

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    You'd be surprised how sour a coke is, I believe it is around pH 3. We should do some comparative testing with a pH-meter :wink:
     
  8. Jan 25, 2006 #7

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    Who is talking about Coke? And why do you relate sourness to pH?
     
  9. Jan 25, 2006 #8

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    Acids are sour, they have a low pH. In lime fruit, two common acids are ascorbic (Vit C) and citric acids. Limes have a pH range between 1.8-2.4. Coke is also acidic reportedly containing carbonic, citric and phosphoric acid with an overall pH of 2.5
     
  10. Jan 25, 2006 #9

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    Yes, but how does any of that info help the OP?
     
  11. Jan 25, 2006 #10

    Monique

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    How many people wonder whether they get stomach cancer from drinking coke. The company would have a big law suit up its tail if it would. The only connection between danger and limes I can make is low pH.
     
  12. Jan 26, 2006 #11
    Thank you, I will stop eating limes I think, because my right kidney is in pain whenever I repeatedly drink up to 2-3 glasses of lime juice I made. I guess I may have a stone in there, I am a little worried.

    By the way, Mk, if you use icy cold water from the start, sugar won't melt your juice still gets sour.
     
  13. Jan 26, 2006 #12

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    Sugar will melt my juice?? AHhH!!!!
     
  14. Jan 26, 2006 #13

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    I was answering you're question (see below)
    Although those pH levels may sound low, our stomach normally handles pH of this range and neutralize them.

    A good rule of thumb is to eat foods in moderation. Limes are quite healthy, but too many limes can cause problems. This reference(1), describes the healthful benefits of eating limes and also the harmful ones of eating too many limes.

    There are mixed opinions on risk of forming kidney stones. The above reference does subscribe to this idea, however here is another reference(2) that
    refutes it.
    1st ref
    2nd ref
    Since dumbobie is feeling stomach pain, yes limes can cause this feeling, so that is reason enough to stop eating them until you stomach pain subsides. After that, if you like limes, try eating in moderation.
     
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