Dental care is very important.
We grew up knowing that eating too much sweets can cause tooth decay, and food parcels left in between the teeth can cause tooth decay. And that plaque “eats up” the teeth by the acid they produce consequently resulting to tooth cavity. So, brushing and dental flossing keeps the plaque at bay.
While these are true, these are just bit and parcel of the whole truth.
Healthy teeth and gums can only be attained from eating healthy balanced diet. Brushing and dental flossing could and would never be able to keep tooth cavity from occurring if the body lacks the nutrients it needs. A tooth is a living thing. It is much like the body. A person with strong immune system, which can be attained by eating the needed nutrients, exercise, and enough sleep, is not affected by common viruses that cause colds and cough that easily; or if affected the immune system can easily fight these that going to the doctor is unnecessary.
Teeth are bones. They are said to be the strongest bone in the body, and just like the rest of the bones they require the needed calcium. But eating food-rich in calcium is not enough.
1. Calcium is needed for strong and healthy teeth and bones. But for calcium to be absorbed, it needs the help of Vitamin D and the rest of the fat-soluble vitamins A, E, and K.
2. The substance phytic acid reduced the absorption of vitamins A, D, E, K. Phytic acids are found in vegetables, seeds, nuts, and legumes. You might think that it’s better not to eat these to allow the absorption of ADEK. No! Here’s why. Phytic acids also have some very important preventative properties like cancer, heart diseases, kidney stones, and insulin resistance.
So, it only means we have to eat more and more green-leafy vegetables like Moringa because even though the absorption is reduced, the rest of the minerals that were not absorbed have their own important role to play in the over-all health of our body.
Therefore, for a family to have healthy teeth
*Food intake must include a lot of food rich in vitamins A, D, E, K
* Increase food intake rich in phytic acid.
This diet would definitely bring tooth-cavity free family. . . . no drilling, no frightful trips to the dentist.
Try this out … and you’ll see the difference.
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