What's one of the dirtiest things a restaurant serves?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Restaurant lemons are often as dirty as the floor.

Most restaurants never wash their lemons. They stay in the box that they were shipped in until they end up on your plate. In an independent test, I discovered five out of five lemons from five different restaurants were coated with germs including mold, bacteria, staph and Candida yeast, the type found in the mouth and vagina.

Always order your lemons on the side and squeeze them into your drink or onto your plate yourself. Make sure that the juice doesn’t touch the germy lemon rind.


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