Dan Royals posted a shocking picture of his blistered and peeling tongue, to warn people of the dangers of downing energy drinks.
According to Dan Royals, the doctors told him taking six energy drinks ‘ate away’ at his tongue, leaving it blistered and peeling
In a post on Facebook, Dan revealed that he would regularly drink five or six cans a day – with one can containing up to 58g of sugar!
He wrote, “Who drinks energy drinks? Addicted to them? You may want to think again. That’s what that s*** does to your tongue, imagine what it’s like on your internals.
“Up until recently when this started to occur, I was drinking at least 5-6 a day (lack of energy teaching kids usually) and I brush daily, went to the doctor and boom!
“Found out it’s the chemicals in these drinks that are causing it… it literally eats away at your tongue.”
“So be wary guys.”
Dan who is an Australian living in Asia, said he is a smoker, but added that his doctor made it clear that the damage on his tongue was down to his energy drink addiction.
Experts always warn of the dangers of drinking too many energy drinks. Research shows how sugar and acid, often found in the drinks, can be extremely harmful to our tongue and teeth.
Typically drinks like Red Bull and Monster contain 80mg of caffeine per 100ml – roughly the same as three cans of Coke or a cup of instant coffee, the Food Standards Agency states.
A study by world health organization researchers states: “A study in the US showed that dental cavities can result from the acidic pH and high-sugar content of products such as energy drinks. Another study showed that consumption of energy drinks can cause erosion and smear layer removal in the teeth, leading to cervical dentin hypersensitivity.”
According to WHO, the dangers of energy drinks include, caffeine overdose, poor dental health, type 2 diabetes, late miscarriages, low birth weight and stillbirths in pregnant women, obesity, cardiovascular and neurological problems in young people.
In November last year a study showed just one energy drink is enough to cause heart problems. Another Canadian study found that energy drinks could trigger nasty side effects like heart problems and seizures in half of kids.
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