Wednesday, 28 September 2016
Remember Your Teeth When Incorporating Smoothies into Your Diet
Tariq Drabu, a leading dentist and specialist oral surgeon, has advised that more people are choosing smoothies for breakfast or snacks than ever before. The problem is that people are under the misguided belief that smoothies are good for you, because you are mixing healthy ingredients together.
Tariq Drabu advised that smoothies can be good for you, if you choose the right ingredients and this includes taking your oral health into consideration when deciding what to throw into the smoothie you will drink for breakfast tomorrow morning.
One the biggest issues you may encounter when making a smoothie is knowing what has sugars and what doesn't. You may not know this but even fruit has sugars, which can be dangerous to teeth increasing the risk of tooth decay.
Don't add any sugars, rather work with the natural sugars in the smoothie, keeping them to am minimum.
The great thing about a smoothie, is you decide what you want to add. Tariq Drabu does recommend when adding vegetables you try and stick to your greens, which are rich in vitamins and minerals, while remaining low in sugars. Your greens include collards and kale.
Now you may think making a smoothie, what could be healthier than fruit. The truth is that fruits are brimming in natural sugars, so you should use them sparingly. Stay away from acidic fruits, such as your citrus fruits. If you want to add fruit, consider an apple or some berries. Always choose the ripest of fruits, as these are lower in acidity, which can eat away at the tooth enamel and cause decay in the long run.
Wheatgrass has been classed as a superfood. This product increases energy levels and is brimming with healthy vitamins and minerals your body needs to perform at optimum at all times.
Coconut oil has also been classed as a superfood. Coconut oil provides an extensive list of benefits, according to Tariq Drabu. It is also effective when it comes to oral health, it has anti-bacterial properties to fight bacteria with anti-inflammatory properties to help with gum disease.
Find some unsweetened cranberry juice to add to your smoothie. Cranberry juice is overflowing with health properties and is considered good for your teeth.
The final tip from Tariq Drabu when drinking smoothies is always to drink them through a straw, so that you are sucking the liquid away from your teeth.