Walk down the aisle of your local farmers’ market, and you will see an array of fruits and vegetables just waiting to bless your body! Bright red juicy fruits, bumpy textured cucumbers, and fragrant leafy greens are just a small sample of the beautiful array of produce from local farms. Your senses are heightened, and your stomach growls as you anticipate your next meal. The good news is that these fresh fruits and vegetables benefit your body and benefit your oral health.
THE BENEFITS OF EATING FRESH PRODUCE
Chomping on fresh produce is so rewarding. It is a good thing too because both men and women are encouraged to eat at least nine servings a day of fresh fruits and vegetables each day. The more you eat, the more your body and teeth will benefit.
Many essential nutrients found in fresh produce strengthen and protect your body from sickness and disease. The powerhouse of goodness found in fresh produce can protect you from cancer. Research shows that high blood pressure can be reduced when you eat a diet full of fruits and vegetables. Not only that, heart disease and type 2 diabetes can be improved with a good diet of fruits and vegetables.
Your teeth benefit too. Fruits and vegetables are notoriously high in fiber. Fiber has been shown to strengthen the enamel of your teeth. The enamel, or the hard outer layer of your teeth, is your best defense against cavities and tooth decay. Many vegetables contain calcium and phosphorus, which also strengthens your enamel.
SCHEDULE YOUR ROUTINE CLEANING AND EXAM
It is important to eat good food, including plenty of fresh produce items, to benefit your body and your mouth. Make sure to schedule your routine cleaning and exam. We want to help you understand how to eat healthily and maintain good oral health practices.