Do you know what it means to "eat a rainbow" when it comes to your produce selections? Perhaps you are one of the many out there that eat the same vegetables over and over and it is time that you add more color to your diet.
Did you know that eating vegetables from the rainbow color spectrum can have a huge benefit to your health, including dental health? Here are a few things you should know about eating the many colors of the produce options out there and why you need to start sooner rather than later.
What Benefits do the Colors Bring?These colorful foods such as tomatoes, carrots, passion fruit, and broccoli are packed full of antioxidants. When it comes to knowing which ones have the most available, remember the rule that the darker the fruit, the more power it is packing.
These antioxidants are vital in helping your body to reduce inflammation and stop the production of free radicals. Free radicals and inflammation are dangerous as they can cause conditions such as blockages in arteries, heart disease, and gum disease.
Toxic damage causing substances can come from a variety of places. Old mercury fillings can leak mercury vapors in your mouth causing oxidative stress.
Bacteria in the mouth can breed gum disease and the modern diet is full of processed foods and chemicals that were not always available. If you are a smoker or use tobacco, there is another avenue that is causing harm to your overall health.
If you are not eating a variety of fruits and vegetables, you need to consider adding more variety in your diet. Discuss with us your options on adding more variety and how you can improve your oral health at the same time.
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