We’re constantly surrounded by messages about healthy habits we “should” be adopting. Every time we glance at social media or email, listen to a podcast, or watch TV, it seems, someone is touting another must-do practice, “essential” supplement, or list of best and worst foods. However, when done in excess or without proper understanding, some of these habits may actually lead to unexpected health issues. Here are a few that might actually be holding you back from feeling your best, plus tips for taking a more balanced approach to wellness.
Too Much Lemon Water: Lemon water has been touted for a wide range of benefits by some health experts, influencers, and celebrities. It’s commonly recommended as a morning beverage to start your day with and is celebrated for its powers to promote optimal hydration, digestion, detoxification, and weight loss. Yes, it offers vitamin C, and some of the digestion-stimulating benefits may come from the combination of fluid and citrus (a natural diuretic). But when consumed in excess, lemon water may contribute to issues such as gastrointestinal discomfort, heartburn, and nausea.
Excerpted from Shape