Citric acid, oxalic acid, and phytic acid

2 REASONS TO SKIP SPORTS DRINKS

1. YOU'LL PROTECT YOUR TEETH. The citric acid in sports drinks harms them, finds a study from New York University College of Dentistry. Researchers submerged cow teeth in sports drinks, and after a 75- to 90-minute soak (which simulates sipping the drinks throughout the day), the enamel coating was partially eaten away, leading to weaker teeth.

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