With Christmas around the corner, for many of us, it means our consumption of sugary and alcoholic drinks increases, leaving our inner health feeling a little fried once the silly seasons come to an end.
What you may not realise, is this increase in sugary and alcoholic drinks is also bad for your mouth hygiene and can often result in damaging your teeth and lead to tooth decay and even teeth actually eroding (not to mention it can also cause you to gain weight).
This is due to the rise of pH levels and the drop of Alkaline levels in the body. Meaning; if your pH is too high, your body has far too much acid.
This is bad for your mouth, your body and your teeth. So what’s the science behind it all?
The pH level of water is around seven and the pH levels of your stomach acid are around two. When these two are out of balance and once increases over the other, the result can be felt in your health, particularly when the pH levels are too high.
Bacteria can grow in the body, teeth can decay, you get bad breath from poor mouth hygiene and your body is more vulnerable to colds and cases of the flu. And yes, you can catch a cold and flu in Summer.
Many alcoholic drinks are often mixed with high sugary drinks, such as cranberry and vodka, gin and tonic which are all high in pH and sugar. Even your classic glass of red or cold glass of beer contains enough sugar and pH which may result in concerning health issues.
If you are looking for an alternative to stay away from alcoholic drinks – why not try these festive ones as a great replacement, as well as these calorie-free cocktails:
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