Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Summertime Hydration.

Summer is finally here!!!
And with the onset of summer will come the onset of higher temperatures 
and thus higher rates of thirst.
So what are you going to drink when you get thirsty?

Some folks have decided that they will hydrate with something healthier then soda.
The stuff they decide to drink instead is sports drinks (gatorade, poweraid, vitamin water, etc.)
They see the commercials and see professional athletes drinking this stuff 
and think that it must be good for them.
Well, Not so fast my friend!!
 The following is a study from the university of Iowa. and the results may shock you.

“The University of Iowa researchers covered extracted teeth with nail polish. They left bare two patches on each tooth, one on the enamel and one on the root. Then they dunked the teeth in test tubes filled with regular Coke, Diet Coke, Gatorade, Red Bull, or 100% apple juice. Every five hours, the researchers refreshed the beverages. After 25 hours, they examined the teeth with a microscope. All of the beverages eroded the bare spots on the teeth. But different beverages had significantly different effects. On the enamel, Gatorade was significantly more corrosive than Red Bull and Coke. Red Bull and Coke, in turn, were significantly more corrosive than Diet Coke and apple juice. On the roots of the teeth, Gatorade was more corrosive than Red Bull. Coke, apple juice, and Diet Coke followed in that order.”
So there you have it. People switching from soda pop to sports drinks thinking that they are helping their teeth are actually doing the same damage to their teeth as before. Be careful what you drink. The claims of things being "healthier" for you may be a little misleading.

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