A teacher has spoken out about his damaged tongue and claimed that drinking several energy drinks per day caused parts of his tongue to be eaten away by strong chemicals found in the beverages.
Sharing an image of his blistered tongue, Dan Royals admitted to drinking at least six energy drinks per day, with each can containing up to 60 grams of sugar on top of other unwanted substances.
The teacher spoke out after his doctor warned him that excessive intake of chemicals and sugar found in such beverages can not only eat away one’s flesh but also damage the body in various other areas.
Sharing his rant on a Facebook page called Get It Off Your Chest, Royals wrote:
“Who drinks energy drinks? Addicted to them? You may want to think again.
“Have a look at the second pic… That’s what that s*** does to your tongue, imagine what’s it 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, insisted on saying that energy drinks are responsible for his condition despite receiving a backlash from certain social media users.
“Just to make it clear, I actually do care for my oral health but this is purely from these drinks… I do smoke but has nothing to do with the eating away of my tongue,” he added.
As several studies have already confirmed, acid and sugary drinks are harmful to oral health when consumed in excess.
“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,” WHO researchers state.
“Another study showed that consumption of energy drinks can cause erosion and smear layer removal in the teeth, leading to cervical dentin hypersensitivity.”
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