Sports Drinks & Tooth Damage
Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites
Sports Drinks May Damage Tooth Enamel
Drinking Sports Drinks? If yes, then don't smile...
Many of us have been told over the years that soda based beverages will rot out our teeth. Brace yourself, because sodas are three to eleven times less risky in causing damage to tooth enamel than popular sports drinks, bottled lemonade and energy drinks.
Here's the nutrition facts and risks to dental health:
Recent studies have indicated that drinking sports drinks, bottled lemonade and energy drinks can cause irreversible damage to teeth.
Beverages attack the protective cover of the tooth - the enamel. The result is potential tooth decay. In many cases, the decay can be severe, and again - irreversible. In other words, your pearly whites are damaged forever and not even the tooth fairy can repair them.
A qualified dentist can - but the repairs will be in the form of 'fake' goods because the original tooth cannot recover.
Organic Acids & Additives in Sports Drinks Target Tooth Enamel
The chief enamel invader in sports drinks, bottled lemonades and energy drinks is the organic acids and additives. Colas and sodas do not come off spotless in health and science studies, but are way down on the totem pole when it comes to blowing tooth enamel to smithereens.
Yet one more great reason to drink milk. Make sure it's skim or reduced fat.
Let's take a look at the nutritional data for a popular sport's aid drink.
As we can see right off the bat, it's very pricey in caloric values, any organic acid or additives aside. For 117 calories, that's quite a hit.
Food Group: Beverages
Common Name: thirst quencher
Carbohydrate Factor: 4
Manufacturer: The Coca-Cola Company
Nutrition Facts, Calories in COCA-COLA POWERADE, Lemon-Lime Flavor
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