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Unknown Side Effects Of Lemon Juice

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As we all know, a lot of people drink lemon with water to cleanse their system. Lemon juice is used in the detoxification process. But, did you know that too much of it can cause several health hazards?

It has side effects when consumed in excess amount. Thus, it is better to consult a doctor to know the amount of fluid your body can take in for medical reasons.

Lemon is acidic in nature. Some people avoid it because of its low pH. Consuming drinks that are too acidic in nature like lemon juice can cause an extensive contact of acid with the teeth.

This will erode the enamel of the tooth and make the teeth sensitive to hot and cold beverages. Apart from that, it also triggers heartburn.

Thus, cutting back on acidic foods and drinks helps in overcoming acid reflux or heartburn. Another major side effect associated with the over consumption of lemon juice is frequent urination.

Likewise, there are a few more side effects of overconsumption of lemon juice. Therefore, in this article, we at Boldsky will be listing out some of the unknown side effects of drinking excess amount of lemon juice. Read on to know more about it.


Kidney Problems

The peels of the lemon contain oxalate. When this oxalate gets concentrated in the body, it crystallizes and causes various health problems such as kidney stones and kidney infection. Oxalate can also interfere with the absorption of calcium in the body.


Frequent Urination

Lemon is known for its diuretic property, which increases urine production in the kidneys. It helps to eliminate excess amount of sodium and toxins quickly from the body. However, cutting down on lemon juice reduces frequent urination.


Upset Stomach:

The high acidic level of lemon juice can upset the stomach until it gets digested completely. It may also lead to acid reflux or heartburn. However, diluting it with water may prevent this condition.



Drinking excess quantity of lemon juice may trigger heartburn. Heartburn in turn causes severe burning and heart pain. Cutting back on acidic foods and drinks can help in preventing and relieving heartburn symptoms.



The acidic content in lemon juice can irritate the oesophageal lining. The increased acidic content can irritate the stomach lining and stop ulcer from healing properly.


Tooth Erosion:

Consuming too much of acidic foods such as lemon water or tangy foods can cause extensive contact of acid with the teeth. This will erode the teeth enamel and make the teeth sensitive to any hot or cold food or beverage.

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Story first published: Thursday, March 24, 2016, 18:01 [IST]
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