Lamar Odom is a candy addict! The Los Angeles Lakers power forward fuels his body on mini-candy bars and Gummy Bears. He says eating candy before games helps him play better.
Now check this out. ESPN followed Lamar’s personal assistant around as he shops. And hunting for Lamar’s goodies is a full time job. The video is amazing!
Sometimes, Lamar actually wakes up at 3 in the morning, eats some candy and then goes back to sleep.
Wow! In a way saying, “Who cares? You only live once. Eat as much candy as you can eat” – it’s very philosophical, but at the same time, I imagine dentists across the country have just dropped dead.
Oh, and I got a question, exactly what was his barber cutting? The dude’s got a head like a Milk Dud – pun intended!
The obvious problems with candy
No. You don’t have to be a nutrition expert to figure this part out. Candy, i.e. sugar, is hardly a health food – despite Lamar Odom’s “success” on his candy diet. Eating too much candy can rot your teeth and your health.
Sugar helps speed up tooth decay, leading to cavities and other dental problems. And too much can also promote bacteria buildup in the mouth, especially Streptococcus mutans, which rots your teeth.
Other risks of eating too much candy include obesity and type-2 diabetes. Sugar is a concentrated energy source, meaning foods containing a lot of sugar are high in calories; candy especially.
Sugar and candy score high on the glycemic index, a measure of carbohydrates in food, which rapidly elevates blood sugar, this a major danger for diabetics and can be dangerous for none diabetics too. Candy as part of a poor diet can lead to diabetes.
Candy, sweets, and desserts should be eaten in moderation. Try saving sugary treats for special occasions. That will make their taste all the more sweeter.