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Interesting food products have tested the viral drink trend of mixing perfumed vinegar and soda water because some describe it as “healthy coke”, but dentists and dietitians warn that it is not as healthy as it seems.

TickTalk user Amanda Jones focused on an unusual drink combo when she shared a video she made on Tuesday, June 6th. Jones told viewers that this was a reliable recipe his Pilates instructor would use to stay away from traditional soda.

“It’s a healthy alternative to coke,” Jones said in his video. “I’m not joking with you. It’s like coke and you think I’re crazy.”

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Jones used jam-flavored sparkling water in her video, but she says balsamic vinegar can be mixed with any flavor or sparkling water brand.

The video has been viewed more than 6.4 million times since then and has led many to try the recipe. TikTok users conducted taste tests and documented their reactions to the video-sharing app. Some agree with Jones that the recipe looks like coke or that it tastes good, while others disagree.

In the follow-up video, Jones makes it clear that she has been making the drink for about two years and uses only her balsamic vinegar splash, which is equivalent to half a shot glass. She explained that overuse would make the drink bitter.

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Fox News contacted Digital Jones for a comment on TicTac.

Although Jones’ viral drink recipe appears to have been approved by Italian American celebrity chef Giada Pamela de Laurentis, experts who care about teeth and a balanced diet are sounding the alarm on the potential dangers associated with vinegar and soda water.

Too much vinegar is harmful to the teeth

Balsamic vinegar is made from flavored vinegar and fresh grape juice from Italy.

Balsamic vinegar is made from flavored vinegar and fresh grape juice from Italy.
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Rhonda Kalasho, a dental surgeon from Los Angeles and CEO of Modern Dental Practice in Troglo, Beverly Hills, told Fox News Digital that vinegar contains acetic acid with a pH level of 2 to 3.

“The reason for the development of cavities on the teeth is that the acidic environment created by the bacteria in the mouth breaks down carbohydrates and sugars,” says Kalasho.

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“Carbonated or carbonated drinks are actually more acidic, so if you carbonate vinegar, it will create a more acidic environment in the mouth when you eat it,” she continued. “This acidity weakens the enamel, which is very prone to staining, tooth decay and breakage.”

Kalasho says he recommends carbonated water over “healthy coke” because the latter is “not great for your teeth.”

She advises people to drink alkaline water throughout the day after taking a carbonated drink because it balances the pH levels in the mouth.

Excess vinegar is not good for your stomach

The combination of balsamic vinegar and soda water can upset a person's stomach.

The combination of balsamic vinegar and soda water can upset a person’s stomach.
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Patricia Colossa, a freelance dietitian from New Jersey, told Fox News Digital that high vinegar consumption can cause stomach upset.

“I believe people should be more concerned about the acidity of vinegar, especially if there are specific conditions that require the intake of acidic foods and beverages, such as IBS, IBD, gastritis, diverticulitis GERD, weight loss surgery,” he said.

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Colesa said the viral drink recipe was “unnecessary” for anyone who already drank other liquids such as water, sparkling water, low-sugar electrolyte drinks, flavored water and tea.

“They help to stay hydrated,” she says.

It can further aggravate digestive conditions or disorders

Excessive intake of vinegar can exacerbate digestive problems such as irritable bowel syndrome and stomach ulcers.

Excessive intake of vinegar can exacerbate digestive problems such as irritable bowel syndrome and stomach ulcers.
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Michelle Roach, a dietitian registered with The Actors’ Fund Home, a supportive living facility in Anglewood, New Jersey, told Fox News Digital that the safety of a viral drink depends on how diluted the vinegar is and how often the drink is consumed.

Although the perfume vinegar is “slightly diluted with soda water,” it can be acidic enough to damage tooth enamel or exacerbate acid reflux, Roach said.

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“Continued consumption of acidic drinks can damage your esophagus and upper GI tract,” Roach warns. “I will escape too [the viral drink] If you have a medical history of stomach ulcers, taking it on a daily basis can make your current condition worse. ”

“It’s not because someone said something was healthy,” she continued. “Look for a registered dietitian or other health professional to discuss ‘health trends’ posted on social media by non-credentials before attempting.”

Practicing moderation helps

Also known as soda water, seltzer water and sparkling water, it is a carbonated beverage that gives still water fizzy.

Also known as soda water, seltzer water and sparkling water, it is a carbonated beverage that gives still water fizzy.
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Shyamala Vishnumohan, a dietitian and dietitian practicing at One to One Thousand Nutrition Consulting in Perth, Australia, told Fox News Digital that people want to know why people want a healthy alternative to coke because it contains 7.75 teaspoons in 12-ounce cans. Sugar.

In her own words, “Who would not want a substitute that can replace sugars and extra calories?”

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Vishnumohan said he loved balsamic vinegar and sparkling water but was not impressed with the drink combo.

“Except for the Brown Fiji look, it tastes nothing like coke,” she says.

“At first, we said rice when there was nothing close to cauliflower,” Vishnumohan continued. “Then we were convinced the spaghetti squash would taste like our good old pasta. We see ads everywhere. Plant-based meats With 20 different ingredients it tastes like real meat from our favorite butcher. We stop lying to ourselves and call our food what it is. “

Vishnumohan said regular soda drinkers who want to change their health should reduce their consumption to one per day for two weeks and then once every few days for a few weeks until they are soda free.

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At the time of publication, the healthy Coke hashtag on TikTok was viewed more than 40.8 million times. It is unclear whether some of these views are credited to non-vinegar beverage trends.