When you eat or drink something sweet, do you have stomach issues?
Cramps, excess gas, a bloated feeling, even diarrhea and pain.
It could be that fructose is the culprit.
It’s found in many processed drinks, such as lemonade and soda, and in food such as low-fat sauces, yogurts, cereals, and more.
High Fructose Corn Syrup is trouble too.
What happens is that the fructose isn’t absorbed properly. It ends up in the colon where bacteria break it down, and turn it into acid and gas.
If this sounds like you, then try laying off anything with corn syrup in it for a few days, and see if your digestive system settles down.
No not beer. Soda.
15 billion gallons a year are consumed each year in the United States alone. Did you know that drinking just one can of soda a day can add more than a pound of weight every month. That’s mainly because that one can can have the equivalent of over a dozen spoonfuls of sugar (usually High Fructose Corn Syrup).
Ok, so you’ll drink diet soda instead? The jury is still out on that one. All those artificial sweeteners taken over time aren’t necessarily much better than the sugar either.
Even done the experiment of putting a small piece of meat into a glass of soda overnight, and seeing it dissolve? It does the same to your teeth enamel too.
It could also help to bring on kidney stones, and liver damage – thought to be the sodium benzoate in it.
It can lead to caffeine addiction, and it’s not goo for the stomach as it’s quite acidic, and can damage the lining of the stomach.
Oh one last thing, a can a day habit will cost you over $100 a year. So if there are 4 in your house drinking 3 cans a day, that’s over a grand a year, plus the health risks above.
TGFC recommends you make sure you drink your eight recommended 8 ounce glasses of water each day. It won’t do any harm to your health or your wallet!
Keep your teeth in good condition. Another good reason to eat better food!
Sugar is the #1 enemy to good teeth. It gets stuck on your teeth, along with the plaque and becomes a breeding ground for all the nasty bugs that want to attack your teeth, gums, and enamel.
Eating fibrous foods, on the other hand, means more chewing. More chewing means you produce more salivia, and that helps to keep your mouth clean, simply by washing the food particles out, and down into your stomach where they belong.
So, eat more vegetables and fruits, avoid sugary foods and drinks, and remember to brush, floss and rinse your mouth (and tongue) after meals. You will be on the road to healthy, brilliant teeth!