Let’s look at the truth. Lemons can be very useful, they are full of vitamins, and they can prevent most of diseases that you can imagine. But there are serious side effects of consuming lemons. About them not to talk, but Magicforum collected all the harmful properties of lemons to warn you about them.
1. A broken tooth enamel
Studies show that drinking lemon juice(lemon and water) may cause erosion of teeth. Yes, lemon water can have beneficial properties. But when it comes to your pearly whites of teeth, too much of this juice can give the opposite effect.
According to another study published by the National Institute of dental and craniofacial research, too much lemon juice in the diet can damage your teeth. Lemons are very acidic. A large number of lemons can corrode your tooth enamel.
A similar study confirmed another Brazilian study. In fact, lemon juice showed the corrosive effect on teeth similar to that levied on non-alcoholic drinks. They are all equally acidic.
But if you have the habit to consume lemon water every morning, no need to abandon it. Just make sure you brush your teeth regularly — twice a day.
2. Exacerbation of ulcers in the mouth
Small ulcers in the mouth (or the gums) may suffer from the use of lemon juice. If you have problems with the oral cavity, namely, the mucous, start eating lemons, and you get a disaster.
Citric acid in lemons may worsen your wounds and even increase them. Therefore, make sure that you do not eat the lemons (or any citrus, for that matter), if you have mouth ulcers. Wait until they fully heal.
4. May cause nauseam and vomiting
Given that lemon juice is filled with vitamin C, it is important to note that too many nutrients can cause nauseam, and in some cases even vomiting. The excess lemon juice (2 lemons or 3 glasses of diluted lemon juice) may lead to overdose of vitamin C. Although this is not a serious threat, your body, however, may try to flush the excess vitamin C causing vomiting.
It was found that even a detoxifying diet such as a diet of lemon water, nauseam and vomiting.
5. Can cause frequent urination in the toilet
Lemon juice, especially in a glass of warm water can act as a diuretic. It can increase urine output, in the end you may even feel dehydrated. This is because the lemon juice rids your body of excess water. In this process, it can also wash out excess amounts of electrolytes and sodium through urine and sometimes it can wash too much and cause dehydration.
Excessive consumption of lemon juice is also associated with potassium deficiency. Acidic fruits like lemons, can irritate the bladder. This increases the desire to urinate often, can cause the cystitis. If you suffer from this problem, avoid the lemon water and other acid fruits during the week and see can improve your symptoms. If not, contact your doctor.
6. Can lead to excess iron in the blood
We know that vitamin C stimulates the absorption of iron. And too many lemons can increase the level of iron in the gland. Too much iron in the body can be dangerous.
Excess iron in the blood can also damage internal organs.
7. Can cause a migraine in patients
While there aren’t a lot of research, some experts believe that citrus can trigger migraines. In fact, one specific diet for those suffering from migraines, developed by the Institute of biotechnology of Delaware, recommends avoiding the lemon juice.
8. Can cause sunburn
Some studies show that spending time in the sun with a large drink of lemon juice can cause blisters and dark spots. This problem is also known as phytophotodermatitis. Criminals are chemicals in the lemon juice called psoralens that interact with sunlight and cause a burn.
In another report, brown University States that people who consume lemon juice and other citrus juices may have a slightly higher risk of developing malignant melanoma or a form of skin cancer.
Now we know about these side effects. But lemons (or lemon juice) interact with medications? Although lemons do not have a significant impact on any medication, some studies shed light on their interaction with calcium antagonists (drugs that change the movement of calcium through calcium channels, which are used to treat hypertension).
In another Japanese study, it is recommended that patients avoid taking citrus juice while taking the medication, because the juice could interact with them, causing a potential hazard.
Not enough information about the interactions that can take lemons with herbs.
Consumption of 120 ml of lemon juice (containing 5.9 g of citric acid) per day is considered safe. Before you drink juice, you should dilute it. Dose the same for pregnant and lactating women. Stay within the prescribed doses, so that the subsequent effects are unknown.
It all boils down to quantity. Consume lemons in the right quantities, and you will be happy with the results, you can get all the advantages of this fruit, thus, can not be afraid of contraindications.
Also sometimes talking about the fact that consumption of lemon water weakens the bones. There are no studies which point to it. Therefore, you can not worry. But if you encounter problems with the bones and you think that they may be associated with the use of lemon, then consult your doctor.
Frequent use of lemon on hair can damage the scalp, given the acidic nature of the fruit. And Yes, the same nature of lemons also can make your hair lighter. To avoid this, use lemon juice with warm oil for hair.