Your hard-driving body wants nourishment. Energy drinks and energy bars feed the immediate need. But what parts of your body suffer from these products?
If you said, your teeth, you’d be correct! For years now, dentists have reported that tooth decay in otherwise smart, health-conscious patients can be attributed to the increased consumption of these popular energy boosters.
What can you do to keep the energy flowing but prevent a mouth full of decaying teeth? Experts and athletes say…
- Wash down your bar with plain water to help dissolve the goo collected on your teeth
- Keep floss handy – you may not be able to brush just then, but floss is quick and portable
- After the water, sugarless gum stimulates the salivary glands and helps fight the bacteria build-up
- Brush and floss ASAP
- Be mindful of what you put in your mouth, no matter how healthy it may seem. Watch the sugar content by reading the labels!
Now get to the gym!