Sugar is one of the main causes of cavities and gum disease. To top it off, the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) estimates that Canadians consume an average of 40 kg of sugar per year! To control your sugar cravings, ADC recommends the following:
• Choose sugar-free snacks.
• Add less sugar to your coffee or tea (or use substitutes). Avoid drinking carbonated drinks, fruit juices and any other type of drink that contains sugar.
• Read the ingredient list when you do your grocery shopping. Honey, molasses, liquid invert sugar, glucose and fructose are all forms of sugar.