In a world gone mad with sugar, the consequences are sometimes astonishing – such as the case of this 3-year-old boy in New Zealand.
At the age of three, the child had eleven teeth pulled, teeth which had rotten as a result of absurd sugar consumption.
And this isn’t a problem limited to New Zealand – it stretches worldwide.
Consider this: The American Heart Association recommends a maximum sugar intake of 9 teaspoons a day – which sounds like a lot, until you realize a single 20-oz bottle of Coke contains 15 teaspoons of sugar. In that context, it makes more sense that the average American consumes 23 teaspoons of sugar per day!
No wonder one of the public health concerns in the Appalachian region of the United States has come to be known as “Mountain Dew Mouth” – marked by an alarmingly high number of eroded teeth.
Sugar consumption puts you at risk for so many other health concerns, too, both short-term and long-term.
Check out the video below for more, including how diet soda isn’t the answer, either.
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