Many of us often go to restaurants and order a lemon wedge with our water, soda, or other tasty beverage because we want to add a little more zing. Well, while you’re getting that extra zest in your drink, you might also be getting a few extra unwanted friends in your body.
According to an article by The New York Observer,
“Among the bacteria found was E. Coli and Entrococcus Spp., which usually inhabits the lower intestine. So take that as you will.”
So if you’re a healthy person that exercises and eats a well balanced diet, but you can’t shake off that ill feeling and wonder why you get sick often, it might be those lemon wedges in your drink.
What’s even more disturbing according to the article is this quote:
According to the report, some of the germs “could have come fingertips of a restaurant employee via human fecal or raw-meat or poultry contamination, they might have contaminated the lemons before they even arrived at the restaurant.”
Sure, you can squeeze the lemon into your glass instead of dropping the wedge, but that doesn’t mean a few of those extra friends won’t make their way into your glass.
Read more at The New York Observer