Friday, January 30, 2015

Diet Pop: The Dental Connection!

It sounds too good to be true. A drink that tastes like your favorite pop but has zero calories. No wonder people think that they can sip on it all day long. It's practically like drinking water! Or is it? By now you've probably heard that diet pop isn't the health drink it pretends to be.  If you can't seem to get motivated to stop your daily diet pop habit, read on for the latest news on why you need to cut it out of your life.

  • Diet Pop Can Boost Your Diabetes Risk
    • Diet Pop changes the make-up of gut microbes, which increase the risk for Type II Diabetes.
    • Artificial Sweeteners leads to glucose intolerance.
  • Diet Pop Can Increase You Waist Line
    • Researchers found that diet pop consumers had a 70% increase in waist size compared to non-diet pop drinkers.
  • Diet Pop Erodes Your Tooth Enamel
    • Diet pop may be sugar free, but it does contain phosphoric and citric acids as flavoring agents, which studies have shown to dissolve enamel.
  • Diet Pop Changes Your Metabolism
    • One diet pop a day increases the risk for metabolic syndrome by 34%.
  • Diet Pop Can Lead To A Higher Risk Of Depression
    • Research has now linked that drinking more than 4 cans of pop a day increases the risk of depression by 30% as compared to those that do not. The risk is even higher among diet pop consumers.

All that said, it isn't a good idea to switch back to regular pop either.  One can of pop has 33 grams of sugar-and most people drink more that just one 12-ounce serving! If you have any questions or are in need of a dental appointment, call our office at 918-455-0123!

God Bless,

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