Adding caffeine to the mix when making a lemon coffee could make the dental damage even more serious.
Rhiannon explained that: “Coffee is actually quite the complex drink, and its health effects are controversial.
“The active ingredient in coffee is of course caffeine, which is a stimulant and the most commonly consumed psychoactive substance. It works by stimulating the brain and central nervous system helping you to stay alert. Once consumed, Caffeine is quickly absorbed from the gut into the bloodstream. It then travels to the liver and is broken down into compounds that can affect the function of various organs.”
“However, the brain is most affected by caffeine. There are a few benefits to drinking coffee, these could include, enhancing brain function and performance and lower risk of depressing by limiting your mood. However, coffee can disrupt sleep and cause anxiety for many.
“There is no benefit in combining lemon and coffee. It’s not harmful, but if you suffer from acid reflux adding lemon juice cause makes this worse.”
Because of its acidity, Heidi does not recommend drinking coffee on an empty stomach and instead explained “It’s better to enjoy a cup with or after breakfast,” she says. “It’s also important to note that coffee interferes with nutrient absorption of essential minerals and B vitamins. Consume it in moderation.”
She said: “Drinking low calorie, caffeine-free drinks like water and herbal teas are helpful and lemon water on its own is great, but not in isolation and certainly not mixed into coffee,” she tells us.