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Effects and harms of lemon juice

Lemon juice boosts immunity, reduces bloating, reduces the risk of kidney stones but can also wear down tooth enamel.

In the hot weather of summer, it is more important than ever to drink water to keep the body from becoming dehydrated. Glass of water will become more delicious if mixed with lemon. In addition, lemon water has many other benefits.

Reduce flatulence

If you find your pants are a little tighter than usual, a glass of lemonade might be just what you need. Nutrition consultant Jodi Greebel explains: “Lemon juice reduces bloating because it acts as a diuretic, which is really helpful when the body is holding on to fluid.”

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Improve immune system

Do you find yourself easily sick due to viral infections? Add a little lemon juice to your daily diet, and you will find yourself fighting off illnesses more easily thanks to lemon’s immune system-boosting properties.

Nutritionist Alicia Galvin says: “One lemon provides about 20mg of vitamin C, or about 20% of the recommended daily intake. Vitamin C is very helpful for the immune system and acts as an antioxidant.”

Reduce the risk of kidney stones

According to research published in the European Journal of Urology, an estimated 8.8% of adults will develop kidney stones. Drinking lemon water can help you avoid this unpleasant situation.

“If you have certain types of kidney stones, the citric acid in lemon juice will help break down and dissolve the stones,” says Galvin.

Improve digestion

If you’re struggling with digestive issues, adding fiber to your diet isn’t the only way to go.

Nutritionist Trista Best advises: “Drinking warm lemon water in the morning is like taking a laxative.”

Beautiful healthy skin

To get a glowing skin, you don’t have to spend a lot of money on care treatments.

“Sufficient water supply to the body will improve the quality of the skin. You can buy all kinds of creams and serums, but if you don’t moisturize from the inside out, you’ll never get the skin you want,” says nutritionist Jessica Bippen.

When well-hydrated, your skin stays plump and prevents signs of aging like wrinkles.

According to a review published in the journal Nutrients, the vitamin C found in lemons also has the ability to promote collagen synthesis, helping your skin stay younger and healthier over time.

Support weight loss

Adding lemon juice to your daily drink has the potential to make weight loss easier than you think.

“Water keeps you full, especially if you drink it before a meal,” explains Bippen. Drinking lemon water before and with meals promotes satiety and is an effective way to reduce calorie intake.”


In general, lemon water is safe and effective, but there are some potential harms to be aware of.

Lemons contain citric acid, which can erode tooth enamel in the long run. To limit your risk, drink lemonade through a straw and rinse your mouth with plain water afterwards.

In addition, citrus fruits increase the production of stomach acid and have a risk of causing heartburn.

An Yen (According to Eatthis, Healthline)

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