Up to half of U.S. teens and young adults consume energy drinks, and more than half of them have one sports drink per day. Energy and sports drinks damage tooth enamel, in turn raising the occurrence of cavities in people who consume them.
Young adults and teens are consuming sport and energy drinks thinking that their sports performance is going to improve and will raise their energy levels, but what they don’t realize is that they are giving their teeth an acidic bath. Damage to tooth enamel exposes the tooth and makes teeth more susceptible to decay, sensitivity to temperatures and often promote cavity formation.
For electrolyte replenishment, fruits and vegetables are great sources, along with nuts, beans, seeds, and small amounts of salty foods. And remember, to quench your thirst and stay hydrated all summer, there’s always good old-fashioned, can’t-beat-it water!.