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5 Sugar Shockers!

Drinking Pepsi, Coke and Mountain Dew are part of our culture here in North America and across the world.  But read these five facts and you may think twice before dowining the next can of Sprite.

1.  Did you know that each can of soda contains 9 teaspoons of sugar?  yes you read right.  That’s NINE.  A typical cup of coffee contains one or maybe two.

2.  Those sugars equal about 150 calories. To burn those calories you would need to run on the treadmill for about 30-40 minutes.

3.  By drinking just one can of soda per day, you can add about 15 pounds per year.  Over the years, this can add up fast.

4. The phosporic acid in sodas can lead to erosion and tooth decay which can then lead to fillings, crowns and even root canals.  One study found it to be as harmful as battery acid!

5. Soda is the main source of refined sugars in children’s diets.  One study has even linked it to aggressive behaviours in children.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I love soda and it’s OK to get some sugar in your diet.  But if you can just replace one can of soda per day with a glass of water, you will see huge long term benefits.  It’s a small change that can greatly improve you dental and your overall health.

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