February 4, 2013
We talk a lot about eating real food. Food that's not processed or dripping in saturated fats and sugars (even writing that makes me feel sluggish). And along with looking after your beautiful insides we've also talked about your outsides. Ways to help your skin, your face, etc but we've neglected your teeth. Your teeth. You know them, the 28 of them located in your pie-hole (obviously, I'm not including wisdom teeth, no-one likes them and they're a pain to get removed, so forget 'em). Eating well completely affects the health of your teeth as it means they're not being continually bombarded with cavity causing crap. The worst thing we can do is indulged in the sugary stuff, soft drinks being the worst offender of them all. Bacteria thrive off the sugar in your mouth, causes plaque and converts it into acid which eats away at your teeth. Ewwwwww gross. You know that back in the day before toothbrushes, people used certain foods to do all the work. Eating crunchy fruit & veg actually helps remove plaque. Foods like apples, cucumbers and many other raw fruit & veg and fabulous for your teeth, never mind all the good they do once they're in your body. Our teeth are pretty essential in this whole food consumption thing, so let's look after them.