In the West, Druids knew the power of plants and based their potions and ointments on them. In America, shamans used – and still use – the plants to prepare drinks and dressings to heal tribesmen.
This ancestral knowledge now seems to be the business of wizards and witches, but in reality it is the basis of much of medical science.
Many of the medicines we keep in our medicine cabinets at home, the ones our doctors prescribe when we have a health problem, are made from plants and organisms that we find in nature. Between 1998 and 2003 alone, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved 158 new pharmaceutical molecules, and of these, 116 were from natural substances.
It is a fact recognized by allur health largely depends on the food we eat. Good nutrition and healthy lifestyles how to exercise regularly are the basis for enjoying good health.
It was once known that eating certain foods benefited certain aspects of our health. Now, thanks to science, we know why, and we can isolate and condense its properties into pills and syrups, but the result is basically the same in most cases.
In another article of this blog we talk about the dental health benefits for children of a diet rich in vitamin D from their mothers during pregnancy. Of course, vitamin D can be consumed in the form of pills (vitamin supplements), but also in food.
Today we want to talk about some foods that, due to their properties, can help you maintain good dental health.
We recommended it a few days ago on our Facebook and Instagram channels (which we invite you to participate in). Green tea contains polyphenols that have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects on germs involved in gingivitis and periodontitis processes.
A study published in the Journal of Periodontology in 2009 found that people who regularly drink green tea have less periodontal disease. Another study assures that people who consume one or two cups of tea a day are less likely to lose their teeth.
Foods Rich in Vitamin C
Nail essential vitamin for good gum health found in greater concentration in strawberries and kiwis.
The reason for its importance is that vitamin C prevents the breakdown of collagen and a lack of collagen causes weakening of the gums. Weak gums are prone to periodontal disease.
Besides, astringent foods like citrus fruits help remove tooth stains caused by beverages like coffeewhile helping to have healthy gums and clean white teeth.
GOOD. We already know that many people can’t stand the taste, but raw onions contain a powerful antimicrobial: sulfur. Raw onion is able to eliminate four strains of bacteria that cause cavities.
If we were talking about druids and shamans before, we don’t want to forget traditional Chinese medicine and this mushroom is one of its great secrets for strengthening the immune system. He’s a real sniper. Its high content of natural sugar called lentinus helps prevent gum swelling attacking only the microbes of the dental plaque and the bacteria responsible for cavities, while respecting the bacteria beneficial to the mouth. Hence the sniper.
I’m sure it’s not the first time you’ve read it or heard it. An apple is like a natural toothbrush.. And like apple, celery, carrot and high fiber foods. These foods Helps clean tooth surfaces of plaque and promote the secretion of saliva, our main antibacterial barrier.
And raisins do not contain sucrose or sugar and are a source of phytochemicals that help eliminate bacterial plaque.
Certain components of raisins also help slow the growth of bacteria associated with gum disease.
In general, seeds and nuts are a very beneficial source of vegetable protein for the body due to their high concentration of nutrients.
And of course, calcium
Basic nutrient for strong bones and healthy teeth. Its contribution in our daily diet is as important as that of foods rich in vitamin D, which is what allows our body to assimilate calcium. It goes without saying that the consumption of calcium-rich foods is especially relevant for growing children and adolescents. In these key moments of dental development, a correct mineralization of these is essential.
And, although it is not a food, sugar-free chewing gum helps the secretion of saliva so, from time to time, or if we do not have our toothbrush at hand , chewing gum is convenient after eating.
Dental implants are very advanced today and are a solution to some problems, but isn’t it better to take care of the health of our teeth so that we don’t have to resort to them? From CIMEV, we encourage you to get involved in maintaining good oral health…in the most natural way possible.