Healthy enough for you and your smile!

For years consumer groups have actively lobbied for more foods that

are lower in fat, salt, and sugar. So you’d expect to find more healthy

choices in the grocery aisles. On the contrary – our sugar intake alone has

doubled in the past thirty years. A sweet temptation – if only there were

no obesity, insulin-release, or tooth decay!

The decay which causes caries (cavities) is progressive. Oral bacteria,

which feed on sugars left in our mouths after eating, produce the

acids which demineralize tooth enamel and destroy your teeth – often

painfully. The progress of this all-too-common disease can be hastened by

the amount of acid-causing sugar and starches in your diet.

Choosing processed foods and understanding labels designed to

confuse can become a minefield, but if you want to avoid tooth decay,

there is something you can control.

Eat Five Servings a Day Of Fruit And Vegetables

Many fruits that are low in naturally occurring sugar are some

of the highest in nutritional value, including antioxidants and other

phytonutrients. These include strawberries, papaya, watermelon,

peaches, nectarines, blueberries, cantaloupes, honeydew melons,

apples, guavas and apricots.

 What Vegetables Are Low In Sugar?

Too many to list here – almost everything, really. You may also

 enjoy these good-for-you but naturally sugary beets, carrots, corn,

parsnips, peas, plantains, potatoes, and winter squashes. But you

might want to take an extra minute to brush and rinse.

Enjoy your 5-a-day the natural way!

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