Lemon Juice and Diabetes

For best results, lemon juice should be freshly squeezed into a glass of water and drunk unsweetened on an empty stomach.

This ensures the high bioavailability of its various elements, so you get the maximum benefit from the simple yet powerful drink.

Despite its many health benefits, there are some possible side effects that one should watch out for, and avoid drinking it—or reduce consumption.

Lemon juice is acidic in nature, so having it in excess can harm your dental enamel

Overconsumption of lemon juice can cause dyspepsia

Lemons have diuretic properties—increased urination—which can lead to dehydration, sodium loss, headaches, and muscle cramps.

If you are prone to kidney stones, you should avoid lemon juice as it is high in oxalates—foods rich in calcium oxalates are a primary source of kidney stones