12 Unbelievable Adverse Side Effects of Lemon Juice - 2

6. Promotes decaying of teeth

Due to the high content of citric acid in lemon juice, the enamel, which is the hard outer covering of teeth, can get corroded and thus, the teeth may decay. This results in the teeth getting stained and the formation of cavities. 

To ensure that lemon juice does not damage teeth, one should mix it with other liquids or with water to reduce the power of the acid in it.

7. May cause renal failure

Lemon juice benefits the kidneys by helping in the dissolution of kidney stones. However, research studies have found that a 30% concentrated solution of lemon juice can encourage the absorption of mannitol in the body. This, in turn, could lead to excessive urine formation, with the result that the electrolyte balance in the body is seriously disturbed. When severe, this could lead to renal failure.

8. Unsafe for pregnant or breastfeeding women

Pregnant women and breastfeeding women should not drink large quantities of lemon juice because it can interfere with the absorption of minerals from their food. The acidic properties of lime juice can be transferred to breast milk and may cause harm to the baby.

9. Interferes with the absorption of iron

The major constituent of lemon juice is vitamin C, which is also known as ascorbic acid. This acid interferes with the absorption of iron from the food one eats. Thus, people suffering from anemia or other forms of iron deficiency should not drink large quantities of lemon juice.

10. Reaction to sulfite

Lemon juice contains a substance called sulfite, which is used commonly as a preserving agent. This chemical may cause severe allergic reactions or skin conditions such as hives or eczema. This side effect is commonly observed in people who frequently use lemon juice for cooking.

11. May cause headaches

Ingesting lemon juice in huge quantities may lead to gastrointestinal disorders that in turn, may cause headaches frequently.

12. May lead to bloating and abdominal pain

Lemon juice is recommended for people suffering from constipation since it is a rich source of dietary fiber. However, if it is consumed in excess, it may cause bloating, gas, and abdominal pain.



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