Keep Away From Vitamin Waters!!!
Why brands like Wild Waters or IQ H2O are getting more and more popular can be understood because the claims made by them of good health and intelligence are too attractive to resist. However do you know that vitamin water, flavored water or any other kind of enhanced water is in fact less healthful than plain water? Actually the additives in these enhanced waters can impose bad health effects. Plenty of studies are now available showing that high fructose corn syrup, artificial food colors and ascorbic acid added to flavored waters are associated with tooth decay, erosion of teeth and other dental problems. Approach a good dentist for getting known about products harmful for our teeth which we consume happily because of their promotion as beneficial for health. Dr. Daniel Vinograd, who has recently shifted from his previous Alpha Dental clinic is a dentist famous not only for his skills in curing dental problems but also for his holistic practices that make people able to differentiate between products healthy and unhealthy for teeth.
High Fructose Corn Syrup – What Does It Do?
Doctors and dentists warn us always that too much consumption of sugar give rise to cavities and weight gain. Therefore when manufacturers of food products started using high fructose corn syrup in place of sugar as a sweetener in beverages and foods in the 70s, it appeared like a healthy transformation.
This may even be true in some ways because studies show that high fructose syrup produces less decay than sugar. But studies also show that excessive consumption can trigger severe health problems like obesity, diabetes and liver disease. And one of the commonest ways of its over-consumption is by drinking enhanced soda or flavored waters in place of plain water.
University of Minnesota’s John Bantle has stated that body metabolizes high fructose corn syrup not in the way it metabolizes sugar. Unlike sugar (sucrose) which is utilized as body’s source of energy when consumed moderately, high fructose corn syrup reduces body’s capability of recognizing fullness and can in fact increase your appetite.
However, experts say that fructose itself is not dangerous. All fruits are natural sources of fructose.
Vitamin C a Hazard????
Vitamin C is always supposed to be beneficial for dental as well as overall health. Therefore temptation of drinking vitamin water with added vitamin C is irresistible.
However, there is a glitch.
Studies show that consumption of vitamin C more than the required daily dose (75-95 mg daily) can act negatively for your teeth, causing a problem called extrinsic dental erosion. This is the wearing of tooth enamel which takes place when the enamel is attacked by acids given out from beverages added with vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and also with chewable tablets of vitamin C.
Experts say that our body best absorbs vitamins when it comes packed in healthy foods like citrus fruits, broccoli, apples and spinach and not when they are in vitamin waters.
While brushing and flossing are helpful in guarding against enamel erosion, the best protection is to keep away from beverages containing vitamin C altogether. If you eat healthy balanced diet, chances are you are getting the required amount of vitamin C through food and there is no need to drink vitamin water.
Food Colors – Are They Good At Least?
Colored waters are drunk for fun. But have you ever thought how much they are harmful?
Commonly used artificial colors in flavored waters are FD&C Blue No. 1, Yellow No. 40 and Red No. 3 all of which contain traces of lead, chromium, mercury and arsenic. Though they are approved officially, food colors are never completely confirmed about their safety by the government, as told by doctors.
Also recently researchers from the UK’s Southampton University have found that children are seen to become less hyperactive when given beverages and food devoid of artificial food colors.
Drink More Plain Water
You may be distressed with a thought that you may have to give up your favorite flavored water completely. But don’t be. You can take them in moderate amounts; but see to it that you drink plain water more.