A 25-year-old male asked:
Honey in hot water with lemon , does this combination have side effects?
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Dr. Nestor Del rosarioanswered
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
None: That's a common remedy people use for sore throat. The only problem would be if you have diabetes and you use too much honey, if the water is too hot and you are not careful or you have sensitivity to citrus as in stomach acid. Otherwise, hmm, i think it tastes good, along with some tea.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Is there any side effects of lemon water? Is there any benefit of adding honey to it?
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Dr. Clemens Schirmeranswered
Interventional Neuroradiology and Endovascular Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Bad if too much: You don't specify if you are trying to achieve a certain goal by using lemon water. I am assuming you are inquiring about drinking lemon water. In general drinking water is a safe activity, but as always there are dangers if done excessively or under certain conditions. Flavoring water with lemon juice falls into the same venue. See http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/water_intoxication.
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Last updated Mar 2, 2019
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