We all have sugar as part of our diet in one form or another. Not only is it inevitable that we will be consuming some form of sugar during the day, but it’s also actually vitally important to the functioning of our bodies. Sugar gives us the energy to function and is often the source that muscles will use to power the conversion of food and stored fats, into movement and energy.

However, too much of anything can be harmful and actually produce the opposite results of that which was already intended. This means that you can never be too careful and always watch what you put inside your body. Acidic drinks and foods will have sugars in them, that can eventually work to erode away the protection of your teeth, as well as making the internal organs involved in digestion, become overly volatile. This will eventually wear away parts of the body until you become very sensitive to the mere touch of high pH foods and drinks.

Keep energy drink in moderation

In modern society, we often rely on energy drinks to get us through some tough days. You may need a little kick during work, or perhaps in the morning when you haven’t had time to eat breakfast. It could just be that you’re working late and need that little push to get you past the midnight working hours. However, energy drinks are not only high in caffeine and sugars but acidity as well. Drinking too many energy drinks can raise the volatility in your stomach and other parts of the digestive system like the kidneys and intestines. This can actually lead to stomach ulcers and very painful gaseous experiences that feel like a sharp stabbing pain. Swap the high acidity drinks, for something more natural like a milkshake made out of fruits. The natural sugars are less harmful and lower in pH levels, which won’t harm your insides.

Wearing away the teeth

Too much acid in your diet will eventually erode away the enamel on your teeth. If you didn’t watch your intake when you were young, it could lead to crooked teeth that don’t point straight. The layers underneath the enamel are naturally yellowish, which can lead to a bit of an awkward smile. Many people feel self-conscious about this, and if that’s you, you should visit this dentist’s site.

Here you can find services that will look to whiten your teeth, as well as cleanse them with professional substances providing you with a deep clean. You can also go and get yourself fitted for clear braces if you feel the need to properly straighten out your teeth once and for all. If the acid has truly worn away large parts of your teeth and you can feel pain when hot and cold food touches them, it may be time for some dental surgery to help you with this also.

Too much acid is not only bad for your internal organs relative to the digestive system, but it’s also bad for your aesthetics. However, if your smile is affected that is easily treatable, but abusing acidic drinks and foods can lead to painful stomach conditions.

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Andrea Wilson is a 25-year-old writer and artist who enjoys tea, reading and working out. You can find her in front of a book or at the gym.

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