An average can of energy drink will contain about 8 fluid ounces (roughly 240 grams by weight).
One can will typically contain between 24 and 29 grams of sugar.
Since 1 tablespoon amounts to 12.5 grams, each 8-ounce can of energy drink contains roughly 2 to 2 1/3 tablespoons of sugar.
Larger cans are often twice this size and obviously enough contain double the amount of sugar.
“Up until recently,” says Dan, “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.”
He says that this could happen to anyone, if they’re not careful: “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.“
Daily Star Online has reached out to Dan to see if his tongue has cleared up now he’s cut down on energy drinks.
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