This sounds absurd, however, it’s true. While brushing my teeth I questioned where the sweet flavor in my toothpaste came from. So, I began to read the ingredients. To my surprise sorbitol is the first ingredient. Worst part is, the manufacturer lists the ingredients by weight. This means that per weight there is more sugar in my toothpaste than any other ingredient.
Doesn’t sugar cause tooth decay? That’s what is being taught. The ADA states that the sorbitol is used as a flavoring agent and does not promote tooth decay. Excuse my flashback. I remember a counsel stating tobacco did not cause cancer.
Then I thought about what I ate. What actually contains sugar? I was surprised to find that most packaged meats has some form of sugar added. Milk has natural sugar (11-14 grams. This is natural and not added. 18 grams or more would be suspect.) Come to find out almost everything I ate had some form of sugar.
I am beginning to question why everything has to have sugar added. With glucose metabolizing slowly, and fructose being processed by the liver, I believe quantity needs to be observed. I don’t mean to sound radical, however I am skeptical of everything and love searching for the answer “Why”. End the end I am responsible for what I put into my body. This is why I question everything. Here’s to learning and acting with purpose. 🙂