Recently, I told our readers of The Cholesterol Truth that taking care of your dental health is one of the key factors when it comes to preventing heart disease.
But it’s not just your heart you’ll protect, because bad dental health has been directly linked to many of today’s chronic illnesses, including diabetes, cancer, birthing problems and mental decline.
Apart from regular brushing and flossing, here are 5 dietary tips (based on the research of dental experts Drs Melvin Page, Weston Price and Francis Pottenger), which will help improve the health of your teeth and gums:
- Protein: Eat small amounts of protein regularly (2-4 ounces per serving, per meal), like red meat, fish or chicken. Don’t heat your meat above 43 degrees Celsius as this will damage crucial enzymes. Avoid frying in oil.
- Vegetables: Eat a wide range of fresh, organic (wherever possible), raw or lightly cooked vegetables as often as possible. When cooked, vegetables should still be crunchy.
- Fruits: Eat one fruit at a time and on an empty stomach. Avoid the sweetest type as well as tropical fruits, apart from papaya and pineapple, which are rich in digestive enzymes. Eat only fresh and organic fruit.
- Carbohydrates: Ideally, your main source of carbohydrates should be vegetables. Limit all grains as much as possible and avoid white bread at all costs. The only bread that is acceptable is a 100 per cent rye and the only rice that won’t harm your dental health and digestive system is brown rice.
- Fats: The following fats (oils) are beneficial for your health: Cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil, walnut oil, flaxseed and grape seed oils. These oils should never be heated or used for cooking. Avoid all hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated fats, including margarines. Also avoid peanut butter, unless it has been made fresh from organic raw nuts.
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What Doctors Don’t Tell You – Root Causes, published 08, 2014