Sugar is something that is hard to escape, it’s everywhere! It’s easy to be fooled however; a lot of times people believe something may be ‘sugar-free’ or doesn’t contain much sugar because they fail to see or taste it. Just because sugar may not be in it’s raw form doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist in whatever it is you are consuming.
When it comes to what makes up the food we eat and having an increased awareness about it, knowledge is power. There’s a new app that has been developed which is revolutionizing how we are able to understand the sugar content of a particular food item. “Officials have launched a new free app, which reveals how much sugar is in everyday food and drink in a bid to encourage parents to take control of their families’ sugar consumption. It works by scanning the barcode of products and showing the total sugar in each product in cubes and grams. Tooth decay has become the most common reason that five-to-nine year olds are admitted to hospital, with a 14 per cent increase in admissions in three years.”
This app will definitely serve to help improve the sugar epidemic that is plaguing the dietary world. If you have a sweet tooth make sure you take extra care when it comes to looking after your teeth. Rinsing your mouth out with water after sweet treats is a great way to ensure that the sugar isn’t just sitting between your teeth causing potential issues. Visiting your Ottawa dentist on a regular basis will also help the hard to reach areas stay their cleanest and healthiest.