Americans love our ice floating on top of our cold drinks. Who wouldn’t enjoy throwing those slices of lovely lemon into just about anything? Before you do that again, stop! Are you harming your health?
There’s something about summer that makes us want to put citrus into every single drink. Beer? Cocktail? A slice of orange. Cuba soda? Lemon. Mojito? Bring on the limes.
We do it because it makes drinks taste fresh, but it’s an indulgence we should consider steering clear of. Why? Because the fruit used tends to be really dirty, packed with life threatening bacteria.
Consider this a reminder from the folks at the INVESTIGATIVE PRESS NEWS who are health conscious freaks. In a recent study published in the Journal of Environmental Health, researchers swabbed lemon slices that were put into their drinks at 21 different restaurants.
“Researchers found that almost 70% of those lemon slice samples produced some kind of microbial growth, and included 25 different microbial species – literally the same crap found on your bathroom floors and under your kitchen sinks. That shit now sits in your stomach!”
The researchers wrote:
“The microbes found on the lemon samples in our investigation all have the potential to cause infectious diseases at various body sites, although the likelihood was not determined in this study.
Restaurant: Wash their hands before serving you drinks? No.
Still want to go out to a nice restaurant thinking your servers have washed their hands thoroughly after reading the familiar “Employees Must Wash Hands” warning sign in a bathroom?
“Unfortunately, 70% of restaurant service providers, including your favorite chefs just don’t wash their hands at all! Sick? Uh?”
“Restaurant patrons should be aware that lemon slices added to beverages may include potentially pathogenic microbes brought in from service providers who have just used bathrooms – without washing their hands.”
Philip Tierno, PhD, clinical professor of microbiology and pathology at New York University School of Medicine and author of The Secret Life of Germs told ELLE UK, “People are touching the lemon in your glass, handling it, cutting it, placing it in a container or a cup, or a glass; and then picking up those slices at a later point in time and dropping them into a drink and putting them on the rim of a glass.”
Yikes! “You can easily see how those lemon slices and lemon wedges can be contaminated.”
But despite the risks, Tierno told Elle UK he does put a lemon in his drink, but he’ll return a drink if he sees a bartender put their fingers all over the rim of the glass or use a dirty rag to clean the glass. “You have to pay attention,” he said. “It’s YOUR health that you should care about.”
Georgetown Professor Chris Brummer, a hog running wild from Arkansas
Not everyone agrees washing hands after using bathrooms is a good thing. Chris Brummer, a scandal-ridden Georgetown University nutty professor who allegedly chased wild hogs growing up in rural Arkansas may just believe washing hands is fake science.
In fact, Professor Chris Brummer vows to shut down the internet just to tell the world he was right when he worked in a moonlighting hatchet job for FINRA NAC to make extra money. Read more: PROFESSOR CHRIS BRUMMER, CREEPY GEORGETOWN LAW ACADEMIC WANTS TO SHUT DOWN THE INTERNET, CHOKE FREE SPEECH.
“I work 3-5 hours a week teaching at Georgetown Law School as a tenured guy. I can’t be fired unless I rape someone,” said the randy Professor Chris Brummer in a 2015 interview. “I get paid almost $200k a year. That’s about $3,000 an hour for 60 hours a year in a classroom.” Damn! Not a bad gig for the Arkansas farm boy Chris Brummer! No wonder America’s costs for education have skyrocketed. The academic world has too many airheads like Chris Brummers.
NICOLE GUERON, Chris Brummer’s frontman to kill America’s free speech couldn’t be reached for comment. Sources say Nicole Gueron may also have a habit of not washing hands after each bathroom use.
With the summer came and gone, you have been warned. The next time when you get food poisoning, don’t blame your kids for your illness. Call Professor Chris Brummer (Tel: 202-662-4191; Email: email@example.com) for help. It may very well be that piece of tasty lemon from the bathroom that is killing you.