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Sipping On Your Favourite Beverages With Plastic Straws? You Must Stop!

We all love to sip on our favourite beverages using a plastic straw. Be it a smoothie or a soft drink, an energy drink or a cold coffee – using a straw is a super convenient and fuss-free way of enjoying any cold drink. Many like to enjoy their drinks this way because using a straw reduces the exposure to sugary and carbonated drinks in the mouth, preventing acid erosion of the teeth out enamel. While it may be convenient to drink beverages using plastic straws, it might not be an eco-friendly option. Moreover,…

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Avoid processed food, ditch hot beverages and sugary drinks: Tips for healthy teeth

There are many myths around dental care, right from only sugar causes cavities to all mouthwashes do the same job. During the monsoon though, sensitivity and trouble in jaw/teeth is a common thing. To prevent that, avoid having steaming hot food or beverages and floss regularly, say experts. Romsha Vashishth, Consultant, Oro-Dental Surgeon and Implantologist at Columbia Asia Hospital and Aarti Bhasin, Consultant Dentist at Prive Skin & Wellness Clinic have listed few tips: * Follow an oral hygiene routine: Brush your teeth twice a day and use desensitise toothpaste to avoid sensitive teeth…

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6 Healthy Beverages That Will Make You Ditch Colas and Aerated Drinks

Aerated drinks and sodas are fast becoming the most consumed beverage in India. These drinks need to be pulled down and shamed due to their ill-effects on our health. The villain is the high fructose corn syrups present in these drinks that has been linked with diabetes, heart disease, kidney problems, reproductive issues, asthma, depression, arthritis and obviously obesity. Beverage companies, spend billions each year to tempt consumers. But what they may not tell you is that around ten teaspoons of sugar in each can and phosphoric acid can change…

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Your Love for Sugary Beverages May Cause Prediabetes

Individuals who regularly consume sugar-sweetened beverages such as soda, colas and other carbonated beverages, and non-carbonated fruit drinks such as lemonade and fruit punch, may be at an higher risk of developing prediabetes, new research has revealed. Prediabetes is a condition in which blood sugar is high, but not high enough to be Type 2 diabetes. If diagnosed early, it is reversible through lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise. “Our results suggest that high sugar-sweetened beverage intake increases the chances of developing early warning signs for Type 2 diabetes,”…

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Age – an important factor that links cancer, sugar-sweetened beverages

A new study has come up with more information on how cancer and sugar-sweetened beverages are linked. A study conducted by researchers at LSU Health New Orleans suggests that age is an important factor in the association between cancer and sugar-sweetened beverages and recommends that intervention programs to reduce consumption of added sugar be focused on lower socio-economic status, young males, as well as cervical cancer survivors. Sugar intake or sugar-sweetened beverage consumption has been demonstrated to have a positive association with obesity, diabetes and cardio-metabolic diseases, as well as…

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Teens less likely to purchase beverages with health warning labels

Soft drinks and other sugary drinks that include health warning labels are less likely to be purchased by teenagers, a study has found. In the study, researchers used an online survey to gauge the beverage selections of more than 2,000 participants aged 12-18 and from diverse backgrounds. The beverages included either no label at all, or one of five warning labels — one featuring calorie content, and four displaying a variation of warning text. “The average teen consumes at least one sugar-sweetened beverage every day, which could account for more…

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