Why You Should Stop Ordering Lemon Water At Restaurants


When you frequent a restaurant, a typical query from the server often encompasses your water preference: flat, sparkling, or lemon water. While lemon water is hailed for its plethora of health benefits, sipping it in restaurants might not be your best bet. The reason? A startling revelation about what could potentially be sharing your glass with those lemon slices.

Studies illuminate a less-than-appetizing truth about restaurant-served lemon water. A compelling study conducted by ABC News explored the 10 most bacteria-rich zones in a restaurant and found that lemon wedges were not exempt from microbial contamination. Astoundingly, half of the lemons they examined were contaminated with human fecal matter. A perplexing and distasteful finding, which leads us to ponder: how does such contamination occur?

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