Daily Health Tips update for August 7:
Try eating these foods for healthy teeth and gums:
Radishes—White, red, pink, yellow and all varieties of this root vegetable are rich in silicon and sulphur, which help promote healthy bacteria and support connective tissues (bones, skin and gums).
Carrots, Celery & Apples—These crunchy snacks are packed with vitamin C, which not only helps fight inflammation, but is also a crucial player in collagen regeneration for healthy connective tissues and gums. Apples also contain malic acids and other mild acids that can help remove stains on your teeth.
Kale—This green stuff is rich in fiber, and also has flavonoids, which help reduce inflammation (gums). It’s also a good source of calcium (teeth).
Xylitol—Derived from birchwood, xylitol is a sugar alternative that looks and tastes like sugar. If you have a craving for something sweet, try chewing a piece of gum with xylitol to hold you over until you can grab a piece of fruit.
Frozen Berries—Want to cut back on soda but think water is b-o-r-i-n-g? Try substituting frozen berries for ice cubes. This gives water a naturally sweet taste and keeps you away from the soft drinks that eat away at tooth enamel.
Source: Well Being Journal