It is reported that people are snacking on popcorn rather than sweets or crisps as they think it is healthier. But a trap awaits.
You know that dentists don’t like sweets,
Think they’re the worst things that we eat,
And doctors aren’t afraid to tell,
That crisps are bad for us as well.
In case of crisps, it is the fat,
Which has been tested out on rat;
I don’t know whether brown or black,
But some have had a heart attack.
So people look for things to eat,
Which, while still seeming like a treat,
Might go some way one’s health to save,
And thus prevent an early grave.
The new contender is … popcorn,
But dentists say they have to warn,
That though popcorn might look all right,
The kernels can be rather tight.
And kernels – that’s the middle bit –
Can cause a problem if you sit,
And munch away, for every bite,
Can wear the tooth, however slight.
And when the wearing gets too bad,
A broken tooth may then be had,
Which, though it may be large or small,
Is undesirable for all.
Except, perhaps, for dentists who,
Know just exactly what to do;
Their treatment stops you being ill,
But there can be a hefty bill.
So when you buy your snacks take care,
There might be danger lurking there;
You do not want to come to grief,
So don’t choose ones that hurt your teeth!