Why You Should Stop Ordering Lemon Water At Restaurants


When you go out to eat at a restaurant, you’re usually asked by a server if you’d prefer flat water, sparkling water, or lemon water. And while lemon water offers a ton of natural health benefits, you might want to stick to drinking it at home. According to a number of studies, lemon water served at restaurants is definitely not something you want to be consuming.

source: Blackdoctor.org

ABC News conducted a study of the 10 most germ-filled places in a restaurant. When they swabbed lemon wedges, they found that half of the lemons tested were tainted with human fecal matter. You’re probably thinking, “How on earth do lemons come into contact with human waste?!” Well, ABC’s cameras caught employees grabbing lemons with their bare hands without using gloves or even tongs. If they hadn’t washed their hands properly after using the washroom, it’s easy to see how this can be a reality.

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