Archives for: December 2004, 20
Water with a squeeze of lemon is recommended daily for Type As. My husband loves lemon and water. That is his beverage of choice in restaurants. He decided he needed to drink more fluids, so he began taking a big jug of water with lemon to work every day. He would sip it throughout the day.
That was a big mistake.
At a recent dental checkup, the dentist found that the enamel at the bottom of his teeth near his gums was eroded. At first the dentist asked if he was having problems with acid reflux. Usually when he sees this kind of erosion, that is the cause. My husband said no, that wasn't a problem. The dentist began asking questions about his habits, and found the culprit in sipping lemon water all day long. The constant acid in his mouth seems to be the cause of the erosion.
The worst of the erosion, where it had eaten almost all the way to the nerve, has been repaired. The dentist doesn't have a problem with lemon. But he says that if my husband is going to drink it that he should drink it right down and then rinse his mouth.
So if you are Type A, drink your water and lemon, don't sip. Then rinse the acid out of your mouth. You will enjoy the benefits without the costly side effects.
But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told. Luke 2:19-20