Dentists generally like to steer people away from eating lollies, but this World Oral Health Day (March 20, 2022), Dr Allan Lam, a local dentist from Brookvale Dental on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, is supporting Daz & Andy’s Healthy Lollies’ campaign to encourage Aussies to eat lollies to combat tooth decay.
“We love supporting local Australian businesses, especially when at first it seems like a strange partnership,” says Dr Lam. “A dental clinic and a lolly business working together, who would've thought!
“On the health side of things, xylitol, one of the plant-based natural sweeteners in their lollies, has been shown to have an antiplaque effect on teeth, can reduce gum inflammation, and assist with tooth repair. It may reduce the risk of osteoporosis, can treat respiratory tract and middle ear diseases, reduce constipation, diabetes, obesity and has a stimulating effect on the immune system.”
Dr Lam reveals, like many of us, he’s tried sugar-free lollies and drinks and been generally disappointed, leading him reluctantly but surely back to their original sugar versions. The biggest problem they have in his view is their strange and unappealing aftertaste.
Not so with Daz & Andy's Healthy Lollies, he says. “I’m delighted to have found a sugar-free product with none of those problems and I’m totally hooked, as are my clients and my family. To anyone looking for a sugar-free lolly, I can confidently assert you won't go back after trying one of these.”
Whatever your reasons for limiting sugar in your diet, either through choice or necessity, the good news is you don’t have to miss out on sweet treats altogether. These all-natural lollies are so much more than sugar-free, and cater to the needs of diabetics and vegans, with options for people seeking kosher or non-GMO, and also soy/gluten/dairy/nut-free.