Yikes, we’ve ordered this drink many a time!
When we go out to dinner, we tend to want to compensate for all the greasy (yet delicious) food by having a healthy drink. For this reason, we usually order a glass of sparkling water with a slice of lemon. What can be healthier than that, right? It turns out, we’re better off ordering something else in the future.
It’s a source of bacteria.
You might wonder what on earth can be wrong with sparkling water with a slice of lemon. Well, the sparkling water itself is a-okay, but the slice of lemon is less good for you. A study that was published in the Journal of Environmental Health shows that 70 percent of all lemon slices are unhygienic and that they can cause illnesses.
The researchers looked at lemon slices from 43 different restaurants and the flesh and peel of 76 lemons was examined. The slices were investigated after they’d been taken straight off the glass. After examination, the researchers were able to conclude that the citrus fruit was filled with bacteria! These bacteria came from the hands of the waiting staff or the kitchen staff – who, the researchers said, had first handled raw meat.
We’re reconsidering ordering that favorite “healthy” drink of ours the next time we’re out for dinner…
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