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Eating limes and lemons?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 02, 2012 at 8:14 AM

I have this new love of eating limes and lemons. To me they taste sweet and I actually eat the citrus and suck out the juice. Is this normal? Does anyone else do this? Do I have some vitamin deficiency? Maybe I'm overlooking this but every around me tastes them as sour and looks at me like I'm crazy. Thanks

Fd70d71f4f8195c3a098eda4fc817d4f

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on July 02, 2012
at 04:08 PM

Agree w/Scottts. Some mornings I start my day with a big glass of water with some ACV and fresh squeezed lemon or lime juice in it. (Sometimes a tiny bit of stevia, but usually just straight up.) Very good for alkalinity. But I swish plain water around my mouth afterward. (P.S. The drink described above is a great way to make lemonade -- just lots of fresh lemon/lime in water, leave out the ACV and add natural sweetener of choice.)

7f8bc7ce5c34aae50408d31812c839b0

(2698)

on July 02, 2012
at 02:15 PM

Just drink a glass of water afterwords and swish it around your mouth if your worried about acid. I'd be more worried abouthte acid that comes from the bacteria that sit on your teeth for hours between brushings.

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on July 02, 2012
at 10:58 AM

Enamel erosion happens throughout the mouth, not just the fronts of your teeth.

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on July 02, 2012
at 10:57 AM

Um, citric acid? Wears down your enamel? Citric acid and vinegar are some of the worst things you can bathe your teeth in. http://www.livestrong.com/article/147503-the-effect-of-citric-acid-on-tooth-enamel/

93eea7754e6e94b6085dbabbb48c0bb7

on July 02, 2012
at 10:16 AM

Why would that be?

93eea7754e6e94b6085dbabbb48c0bb7

on July 02, 2012
at 10:16 AM

Let me know how it goes :)!

93eea7754e6e94b6085dbabbb48c0bb7

on July 02, 2012
at 10:16 AM

Unfortunately yes. It is heartbreaking to see people I love eating so poorly and know how it is negatively affecting their health. There is nothing I can do either :(

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7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

on July 02, 2012
at 09:49 AM

Sounds really bad for your teeth

93eea7754e6e94b6085dbabbb48c0bb7

on July 02, 2012
at 10:16 AM

Why would that be?

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on July 02, 2012
at 10:57 AM

Um, citric acid? Wears down your enamel? Citric acid and vinegar are some of the worst things you can bathe your teeth in. http://www.livestrong.com/article/147503-the-effect-of-citric-acid-on-tooth-enamel/

Fd70d71f4f8195c3a098eda4fc817d4f

(8014)

on July 02, 2012
at 04:08 PM

Agree w/Scottts. Some mornings I start my day with a big glass of water with some ACV and fresh squeezed lemon or lime juice in it. (Sometimes a tiny bit of stevia, but usually just straight up.) Very good for alkalinity. But I swish plain water around my mouth afterward. (P.S. The drink described above is a great way to make lemonade -- just lots of fresh lemon/lime in water, leave out the ACV and add natural sweetener of choice.)

7f8bc7ce5c34aae50408d31812c839b0

(2698)

on July 02, 2012
at 02:15 PM

Just drink a glass of water afterwords and swish it around your mouth if your worried about acid. I'd be more worried abouthte acid that comes from the bacteria that sit on your teeth for hours between brushings.

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C6e32ff9978fe287aa8c1c6be52d9524

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on July 02, 2012
at 10:54 AM

It's always been said that Lemon juice is high in acid content, which causes enamel erosion and other dental problems. However, it (like Apple Cider Vinegar) is highly alkalizing IN your body but could potentially have harmful effects if exposed to teeth?

How true this is, I'm not sure. However, I eat lemons and limes (slices) but I just make sure to avoid letting it touch the front of my teeth as much as I can (by focusing on chewing with my molars.

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on July 02, 2012
at 10:58 AM

Enamel erosion happens throughout the mouth, not just the fronts of your teeth.

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782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

on July 02, 2012
at 12:49 PM

I love lemons and limes too but I don't go out of my way to eat them. Just the slices in my carbonated water or garnishes on food. Fortunately, my mouth is very basic (did pH test). I say go for it. You can always chase it with some water to dilute the acid.

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03a4ec34751186201a56da298ac843ce

on July 02, 2012
at 10:09 AM

Sounds awesome. I am gonna try it.

93eea7754e6e94b6085dbabbb48c0bb7

on July 02, 2012
at 10:16 AM

Let me know how it goes :)!

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F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on July 02, 2012
at 08:30 AM

I can't do this but this is FABULOUS that you can.

Keep eating them - they are very healthy and good for you. Okinawa's centenarians all eat limes. You are just healthy enough to eat them, that's all. Everybody around you is still on SAD, right?

93eea7754e6e94b6085dbabbb48c0bb7

on July 02, 2012
at 10:16 AM

Unfortunately yes. It is heartbreaking to see people I love eating so poorly and know how it is negatively affecting their health. There is nothing I can do either :(

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