What You Need to Know if You’re Drinking Lemon Water to Lose Weight

Water infusion is a new trend among health and weight-conscious
people. The most common among water infusion is lemon water,
usually served in restaurants and can also be simply made at
home. Lemon is infused to give it a little flavor or ‘life’ to
the usually boring water. It is also a good source of the
vitamin C that we need to protect our immune system.
On a different purpose, some people drink lemon in hot water
with the belief that it can help them detoxify and lose weight.
Despite of the wide-spread belief, health and diet experts say
that there is fallacy in this. Merely sipping lemon water will
not decrease your body fat and help you lose weight. In fact,
some people may have taken taking lemon water to a more
dangerous road.

Here are some health risks you may get or develop from too much
lemon water intake.

It may cause Heartburn
If a person is prone to heartburn, it is not advisable for you
to drink lemon water. Heartburn also known as Acid Reflux is
experienced when the esophageal sphincter does not function
well, which caused the acids from the stomach to go up the
esophagus, causing a painful ‘burning’ in the chest. Aside from
the temperature of the water, heartburn can be caused or
triggered, if the individual has this condition, by the acid
coming from lemon. Lemon is in fact one of the most acidic
fruits in the world, and when taken in large quantity, may
result to hyper acidity.

It may damage your pearly whites
Since teeth are part of where the food enters, it is greatly
affected by what you put in your mouth. Frequent drinking of
lemon water may bring about damage to your teeth, as the lemon
water contain great amount of acid from the lemon. As the lemon
water washes the teeth with acid from lemon, it can damage the
enamel, the protective substance of the teeth. This may cause
enamel erosion, which may lead to more serious dental issues
such as cavities and sensitivities.

It may cause frequent urination and
dehydration
Fact: lemon juice is a good source of ascorbic acid, better
known as vitamin C. this nutrient has diuretic properties which
increases urine production in kidney and helps the body
eliminate excess fluid and sodium more quickly.
But despite this benefit we may get from lemon juice, it also
has its side effect when taken in great amount. In occasional
cases, it can cause excessive loss of body fluids because of
its diuretic effect. Frequent trips to the urinals may occur as
an effect of the excessive amount of lemon juice. Reducing the
amount of lemon juice you put in water can prevent these
conditions.

It may hinder you from trying and taking other
drinks
Because of the belief that they will lose weight, some people
replace plain water with lemon water. It may hinder you from
trying other drinks that are far more effective in helping you
lose weight. Plus, there’s nothing better than a fresh, clean
glass of water to refresh your body and quench your thirst.

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