Ask the Dentist with Dr. Mark Burhenne

What Are Tooth Safe Snacks I Can Give My Kids?

May 31, 2022 Dr. Mark Burhenne - Functional Dentist Episode 60
Ask the Dentist with Dr. Mark Burhenne
What Are Tooth Safe Snacks I Can Give My Kids?
Show Notes

As you may know, sugar is highly addictive, it’s found in many of the products we consume, and it is a major cause of chronic disease. But not all sugars are created equal. In today’s episode, Dr. B shares why we should stay far away from artificial sweeteners such as aspartame and sorbitol, and choose natural sweeteners like monk fruit (luo han guo) instead. Monk fruit is 200 times sweeter than sugar, contains no calories or carbs, and it tastes good! That’s why Dr. B recommends monk fruit-sweetened products (Evolved Keto Cups, for example) as a tooth-safe snack for your kids. Tune in today to hear more about this natural sweetener, other sources of “healthy” sugars, and a reminder that sugar is something that should be consumed in moderation!   


Key Points From This Episode:

  • The ubiquity of sugar in the products we consume [02:05]
  • Why human beings are prone to sugar addiction [02:29]
  • Dangers of consuming too much sugar [03:05]
  • Dr. B explains why monk fruit (luo han guo) is better than artificial sweeteners [05:28]
  • A warning to stay away from aspartame [06:26]
  • Why we should limit our sugar intake as much as possible [06:47]
  • Examples of healthier sources of sugars [07:22]
  • Beneficial characteristics of monk fruit [07:50]
  • Where monk fruit derives its sweetness from [08:57]
  • Dr. B shares some details about the mogroside 5 compound found in monk fruit [11:17]
  • Keto Cups: why these are a perfect monk fruit sweetened snack for your child (or you!) [13:08]
  • Why eating fruit is better than drinking fruit [17:55]


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Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

The Big Fat Surprise

Evolved Keto Cups

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