Blog Posts by Dr. Jason Gray
ADA Dental Health Week 2015 - Sin 2: Fuelling the Greed
ADA presents ‘The Seven Sporting Sins’
Sin 2: Fuelling the Greed
Thanks to persuasive advertising and company endorsements from our sports men and women, many people, including children, teenagers, adults, parents and coaches believe that commercially prepared sports drinks are a must. But for the majority of us a well-balanced diet and being well-hydrated is all that is needed.
Manufacturers of these beverages are very deceptive about how they provide nutritional information; often giving the impression they are healthy when they are not. They spend millions of dollars promoting their ‘benefits’, often using sporting celebrities in their advertising or sponsoring sports teams to suggest an increase in performance for anyone who drinks their products.
Some examples of Healthy Snacks for before and after the game that will save your teeth and money are:
- Glass of milk.
- Cheese and apple slices.
- Yoghurt and fresh fruit.
- Fresh fruit and a handful of nuts.
- Celery and peanut butter sticks.
- Boiled egg on toast.
- Tuna on crackers.
- Plenty of water.
Extract from ADA's original article: "Fuelling the Greed"