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Side Effects of Drinking Lemon with Water


People often put lemon in their water to give it a little bit of extra flavor. Water is served with a lemon slice at many restaurants. Drinking lemon with water is also a common approach taken during detoxification diets or as part of weight loss plans. Lemon with water contains nutrients your body needs such as vitamin C, potassium and fiber. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Side Effects of Drinking Lemon with Water

Side Effects of Drinking Lemon with Water
Tooth Erosion
  • Consuming too many acidic foods or beverages.
  • Such as many glasses of lemon water per day.
    Causes your teeth to have a constant amount of
    acid washing over them.
  • This will erode tooth enamel and make your teeth
    extra sensitive to hot or cold foods.
  • To protect your teeth, drink acidic beverages
    through a straw.
  • If youre already experiencing tooth erosion,
    consult a dentist who can recommend treatments
    such as bonding or sealers.

  • Lemon water can trigger heartburn or worsen it if
    youve been experiencing this condition.
  • While lemon water provides an alkaline effect on
    the body.
  • It is still acidic and can therefore contribute
    to acid reflux.

Urination and Dehydration
  • Lemons are high in vitamin C, which is a natural
  • What this means is that it increases the
    production of urine.
  • So that sodium and excess fluid will be
    eliminated from the body.
  • Although this is beneficial, you may want to
    reduce your lemon water consumption especially
    when you start feeling dehydrated after drinking.

 Upset Stomach
  • The lemon juice can upset your stomach because it
    retains its acidity in the further digestion.
  • In some cases, the acidity is helpful for
    digesting food, but an excessive amount can
    irritate the mucous membrane and cause stomach
    pain and heartburn.
  • To provide this negative effect, start with a
    small amount of lemon juice diluted with some

Gallbladder and Kidney Problems
  • Lemon and lime peels are rich in oxalates,
    substances found in animals, plants and human
  • When these oxalates are too concentrated in the
    body fluids, they crystallize, causing many
    health problems.
  • For this reason, people with gallbladder and
    kidney problems should avoid the lime and lemon
  • According to some laboratory studies, the
    oxalates can obstruct the absorption of calcium
    from the body.

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