Did you know about HALF of American adults over the age of 30 have some sort of periodontal or gum disease? A lot of the foods we eat can either help or hurt us. Here are our favorite superfoods for a super body (and smile):
Nuts about Nuts
Nuts contain protein, fiber, essential fats, as well as vitamins like E, C and B. These vitamins help balance hormones, reduce inflammation and help healthy skin and smiles.
Crazy for Cranberries
Foods like cranberries, blueberries, red cabbage, black rice or anything rich in anthocyanins can help prevent the attachment and colonization of bad bacteria in the tissue or the mouth. So cranberries can be a great way to keep away disease and keep a happy smile.
This steamy beverage is a smile superstar. Green tea contains bacteria-fighting polyphenols that help prevent tooth-attacking acids. Bonus points to those who brew their tea with fluoridated water.
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