Adding a lemon wedge to your water can be a great way to stay hydrated and refreshed and shake up your regular water. Not to mention, it’s a great alternative to sugary drinks to accompany your dinner or to sip on throughout the day. Lemon water is acclaimed by nearly all who have experienced its benefits, such as preventing dehydration, assisting with digestion, and supporting weight loss.
However, as with most things in life, too much of a good thing can be bad. Here are six dangerous signs that you may be drinking too much lemon water. Keep in mind that some of the symptoms can also appear after drinking a significant amount of lemon water at one time.
6. Eroding Tooth Enamel
We all know lemon can damage your teeth, but can a squeeze of lemon juice diluted in water cause real damage? It seems it can. Since lemons are highly acidic, constant exposure to lemon can erode your tooth enamel, the American Dental Association warns. To lessen the effects of the lemon, try using a straw or limit the amount of lemon water you drink during the week.
5. Upset Stomach
Lemons have a wide range of health benefits, but squeezing too much of it into your water can have severe effects on your health, including worsening ulcers and the development of GERD due to the acidic content of the lemon, according to Livestrong. GERD, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disorder, is triggered by acidic foods like lemon juice and commonly causes symptoms like heartburn, nausea, and vomiting.