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Old 11-20-2016, 10:29 PM
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Culinary rule of thumb, please do not try this with actual science: acids are sour, alkalines are bitter.

Furthermore: all food is acidic, to various levels. The only thing in your kitchen that's likely to be alkaline is the baking soda, and it's not like you keep a shaker of that on your table in case your food isn't astringent enough. (Maybe you do. I don't know your life.)

I've known people who insist a quick tablespoon of cider vinegar is the solution for heartburn. The logic appears to be that the stomach produces less acid of its own when external acid is introduced.

That sounds fishy at best to me, and at the insistence of one of these people, I tried it once. Vinegar does not cure heartburn.
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