|5 Natural Energy Drink Alternatives|
As if you needed yet another reason to skip the Red Bull, a study in General Dentistry points to energy drinks as a major culprit in tooth enamel loss.
It turns out there’s often a lot of citric acid in the drinks.
Why? It’s a preservative that enhances flavor and shelf life. But it also happens to be very good at stripping enamel from teeth.
Dentists are especially worried about teens — 30 to 50 percent of whom are estimated to be gulping down energy drinks — losing enamel because once it’s gone teeth are more prone to cavities, and more likely to decay.
Of course, the high levels of sugar in these drinks are no good for those chompers, either. Luckily, there are lots of natural energy drink alternatives out there to give you a boost without all the sugar and without sacrificing your dental health.
Energy Drink Alternatives
Green tea. Not only does green tea have a bit of caffeine to give you a gentle pick-me-up, it’s full of healthy antioxidants that help you have more energy all the time.
Source: GO MEDIA: Writen by Becky Striepe - Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by joelklal