Why do you need to rethink the sugary drinks you consume? A simple question requires a simple answer. Drinking too much sugar-sweetened beverages can harm your oral health and overall wellbeing.

Sugary and acidic beverages such as soft drinks, sports drinks and energy drinks are linked to obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

In addition, these types of drinks including fruit juices that contain high amounts of acids harm your teeth and gums, leading to tooth decay, which is far too common a disease in Australia.

So how much sugar is in your favourite drinks?
  • 355 ml can of Coca-Cola – 39 grams
  • 355 ml can of Mountain Dew – 47 grams
  • 591 ml bottle of Golden Circle Tropical fruit juice
  • 70 grams of sugar 240 ml bottle of Vitasoy – 18 grams

These drinks are unhealthy for your teeth and body. It is important to pay attention to what you are drinking. Pick healthy alternatives to sugary drinks. If you are thirsty, grab a bottle of water instead. Choose to stay healthy and live well.