Can too much lemon juice damage the stomach lining?

Lemons are very acidic but will they erode the stomach lining and cause ulcers if you eat or drink too much of it?

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  • 7 months ago

    Yes. Too much acid in the stomach can cause ulcers. Don't let anybody tell you otherwise.

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    Too much of anything is damaging.

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  • 7 months ago

    of course. there is NO benefit to drinking lemon juice.

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  • 7 months ago

    They'll do more damage to your teeth

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  • 7 months ago

    If you consumed enough to do damage, you'd probably vomit all up before any damage could be done.

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    “Too much” of it certainly has risks:

    https://www.stylecraze.com/articles/serious-side-e...

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  • Tyler
    Lv 5
    7 months ago

    it depends. some people are more susceptible to acid reflux and stomach ulcers, a high anxiety lifestyle is a known contributing factor. if that is the case even a mildly acidic diet can cause problems.

    for the normal person though, its more about diversity. you could probably have a few glasses of fresh squeezed lemonade a day without ill effect so long as you otherwise had a balanced diet, but if you only had lemon juice, it would take a good deal less to contribute to stomach damage.

    lemons have a PH 2.-2.5. The stomach typically introduce acid to maintain about a 3.5 PH. if you mix alkaline foods or even mild acid foods, with lemon juice, your average PH will stay above 3.5 which will a;low your body to regulate itself naturally. if you only have foods of a PH of 2, your body would suffer

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    Lemon contains plenty of vitamin C, small amounts of some B vitamins and E. It also contains substantial quantities of magnesium, potassium, calcium and phosphorus, copper, zinc, iron and manganese. Vitamin C from lemon can be consumed easily from squeezing sour lemon on food. Lemon activates the immune system, is beneficial to the lining of the digestive tract and stomach, stimulates the pancreas and liver and relieves rheumatism and arthritis. Note: Lime juice can be used as substitute for lemon juice for its medicinal properties.

    Source(s): More health benefits of lemon juice described at: http://hometown.aol.com/wingsmanh1/Lemon...
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