With all the holiday chocolates and other goodies showing up in stores, we thought this might be a good time to bring up the topic of sugar. Our sugar intake has increased at an alarming rate, and it’s not all because of larger portions and succumbing to ad campaigns. Some of it has arisen due to misguided attempts to improve and streamline our food production and reduce our dietary fat intake.
You don’t need to be a nutritionist, physician, or dentist to understand that sugar, whether solid or liquid…
- has no food value – period
- raises your insulin level and creates health problems, including oral health problems, whether you are diabetic or not
- contributes to weight gain because the body will burn sugar instead of stored fat
- causes tooth decay and gum disease by encouraging the growth of bacteria and plaque which affects all ages
- is a major factor in the erosion of teeth enamel, thanks to the soaring consumption of soft drinks, including the new sports and vitamin fruit drinks.
What can you do? Here’s what we tell our patients…
Try to monitor your sugar intake, even when it’s hidden
Call us and book an appointment!
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