Tooth Healthy Diet Tips
In our last post, we looked at the controversy around fluoride, where it comes from and whether it’s worth the risk at all. At Georganics we believe it’s not. Through our products, we offer an alternative to synthetic toothpastes but we don’t want to stop at that.
The key to beating cavities and strengthening your teeth lies in remineralisation. This is why we make sure our formulas are packed with beneficial minerals, but we also know that diet can play a huge part in this.
So in this post we want to give you some tips on great foods to boost remineralisation and keep your teeth beautiful and strong!
Although we are proud to stock an entirely vegan and cruelty free product range. We believe that high quality organic raw animal products can also contribute to a healthy diet and of course, personal choice is key when making decisions for your health. Therefore, in this list you will find some non-vegan ingredients as well as ways to get the minerals you needs without animal products.
We all know that Calcium is good for our teeth and bones, but in order for our bodies to make the most out of the calcium in our diets we need to make sure we’re getting enough of the vitamins that help us absorb it!
The most important are fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K2.
It is a well known fact that milk is high in Calcium and Phosphorus, both of which are important to keep your teeth healthy. The cream of the milk also contains a good portion of the fat-soluble vitamins A, D and C. However, most dairy products we find in the shops lack these benefits as the process of pasteurisation and homogenisation removes many of its precious vitamins. In fact these processes actually make the calcium they contain non-absorbable, which can be damaging to our health over time.
Soured milk products such as kefir, cottage cheese and yoghurt, containing probiotics also promote good digestion allowing our bodies to better absorb vitamins and minerals!
Seafood can be a great source of vitamin D and A, as well as being high in protein which is great for balancing blood sugar. Shellfish, Herring and Mackerel are particularly good sources.
For vegan’s, mushrooms can also be a good way to top up your levels vitamin D as well as B12 which is particularly important for a meat and dairy free diet. Some research even suggests that vitamin D levels in mushrooms can be ‘charged up’ by leaving them in direct sunlight!
Particularly living greens are rich in calcium but also in the vitamin K which helps it to work for us! Stock up on Kale, Cabbage, Spinach, Broccoli and (if you can) homegrown living greens such as Sprouts, and Micro-greens!
Orange Fruit and Vegetables
Carrots, Pumpkin, Butternut Squash and Sweet Potatoes are all packed with beta-carotene which our body converts into retinol (Vitamin A) not just that but they also contain great anti-oxidant qualities to keep the rest of our bodies healthy!
Tea leaves contain the natural fluoride which, in small quantities can be great for preventing cavities. Its tannic acid can also help to sooth and heal irritated gums.
Foods such as Miso, Kimchi and Sauerkraut are full of probiotics and enzymes which help us to digest our food and absorb all its goodness!
They can be a really great way to pack nutrients into your meals. Especially in the autumn and winter months when we all want something warm and nourishing to get us through.