Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Day 9-Nutritional Bite

A mainstream viewpoint- eat fewer sweets and brush more often, and cavities will less likely form. A thin layer of microorganisms lives on your teeth and feeds off sugars creating acid. The change of pH causes cavities. Thus, brushing your teeth and eating less sugar will reduce cavities. An opposing viewpoint- tooth decay is caused by a deficiency of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients in the body needed to build healthy teeth. For more details click on link

Sugar Preacher's Experience
I visited the dentist a few weeks ago and left with a $2000 dental bill. This prompted me to eliminate refined sugars. One possible conclusion could be overconsumption of sugars. As a loyal supporter of the cupcake shop, I was consuming sugar on a daily basis. Pinkberry(ice cream) was another one of my vices. I'll update you on any improvements from my new non-refined sugar diet.

1 comment:

RStum said...

What is the difference between sugar and high-fructose corn syrup, if any? It seems to be in nearly every commercial food. It appears to be a modern day plague.