Many of our patients and staff at Platinum Dental Care have made the resolution to eat healthier in 2017. If you are looking for ways to improve your oral and systemic health this year, here are 5 foods we recommend:
1.) Dark, leafy greens : Kale, Spinach, and collards are rich in vitamins essential for the maintenance of your teeth, gums and body.
2.) Potatoes : Although potatoes are often labeled as “just another starch” with rice or bread, but potatoes are actually rich in vitamins, folate, and fiber.
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3.) Squash : Now is an excellent time of year to find spaghetti squash, acorn squash, or butternut squash at reasonable prices because they are all in season. Low in calories, these winter squashes are rich in potassium, folate, and vitamins like A, C, K, and B6.
4.) Citrus fruits : Oranges are in season and just one orange satisfies your entire daily Vitamin C dose. Additionally, your heart can benefit from the flavanoids found in citrus fruits.
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5.) Cabbage : Rich in fiber, low in calories, and high in nutrients, cabbage is a great food to include in your diet if you are looking to improve health and lose weight.
At Platinum Dental Care , we support our patients and staff in their efforts to improve health this year. Please share your ideas for healthy eating in the comments section below.
Dr. Scherschligt , a family dentist in Salt Lake City , can attest to the nutritional value of these 5 foods. When you make wise choices for your health, your entire body benefits (including your teeth and mouth!).