Why You Shouldn’t Get Lemon Water at Restaurants

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When you go out to eat, one of the first questions your waiter is likely to ask is, “What would you like to drink?” Like clockwork, your party will rattle off their go-to drink orders — and we would be willing to bet this is one of them: water with lemon.

Lemon water has been a popular beverage for decades, not just for its crisp, refreshing taste, but for the recently trendy idea that lemon water is super healthy for you.

Now, this notion isn’t totally wrong. Lemon water has been proven to help cleanse your system, get your skin looking gorgeous, and even keep your body at a healthy weight. It’s no wonder celebrities everywhere swear by this simple drink, what with these amazing benefits!

But while we would definitely encourage you to try drinking more lemon water during your day-to-day (especially in some hot water, first thing in the morning, which is supposed to start your body off on the right foot) there is one place where you might want to stick to regular H2O. It’s a little surprising, but a restaurant is the last place you want to enjoy a lemon in your water.


You’re probably thinking that’s crazy, remembering that there’s a least one person in your crew that orders a lemon water everywhere you go out to eat. Well, they may not know this downright disgusting fact about the drink they think is HELPING their system.

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