We are all well aware that we need healthy food for a vital body. A healthy diet helps us stay energetic, fit and slim. But do you ever wonder about the importance of strong teeth and bones? And how food has a big influence on that strength?
Besides good oral care, there are other tips that we are eager to share to help you keep your bones and teeth as strong as possible.
Eat a sufficient amount of vegetables
Reading this, you will probably think: tell me something new. But are you aware that sufficient does not mean a mere 200 grams, but more like 500 grams? That is the quantity that we actually need. Vegetables have a strong de-acidifying effect on our body. And the less acidic our body is, the less chance of inflammatory reactions. Not just to our organs, but also to our gums. Green vegetables in particular will help you make your body more ‘basic’ because of the chlorophyll. So, stock up on that broccoli!
Use Celtic sea salt
Unrefined Celtic sea salt is full of minerals, minerals we need to ensure that our teeth and bones stay strong. So replace your table salt with Celtic sea salt or use a Sole solution. This is a water/sea salt solution, and you should use a teaspoon of it in a glass of water every day. This is especially recommended during the summer months!
Soak up the sun
The sun is the most natural source of vitamin D, also known as the solar vitamin. Without sufficient vitamin D we don’t absorb the mineral calcium from our small intestine into our bloodstream as effectively. The disadvantage of this is that our body will extract the calcium from our bones: a preliminary stage of osteoporosis. To combat this process, it is important to take in sufficient vitamin D. In the spring and summer months, it is advisable to sit in the sun for 20 minutes unprotected (if the sun shines). So no sunglasses, hat, or sunscreen.
Choose calcium-rich foods
It is probably no news to you that we all need calcium for the maintenance of our teeth and bones. Choose calcium-rich foods such as: sesame seeds, green vegetables, dairy products (raw and from grass-fed animals), rye bread and green cabbage. Do you already eat a lot of calcium-rich foods? Do make sure you also get enough magnesium. Too much calcium in relation to magnesium can lead to a calcium deficiency and vice versa.
Take a multi-vitamin supplement
I can imagine that it may be challenging to achieve a daily 500-gram intake of vegetables. Unfortunately, with a low number of sunshine hours in the Netherlands, a vitamin D deficiency could soon be looming. That is why the use of a natural nutritional supplement is highly recommended. Since our dental care surpasses care that works from outside-in, we have developed a special multi-vitamin for strong bones and teeth: oral care from within. Our teeth & bone formula not only contains sufficient calcium and magnesium, but also vitamin D, K2, zinc and many more special minerals and vitamins. This unique multi-vitamin supports your immune system, your bones and teeth, muscles and joints. An absolute must!
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Laura Kluyver is guest blogger for blue®m. Her passion is to help as many people as possible to improve their lifestyle. She is an expert in orthomolecular nutrition and supplementation. In addition to working in her own practice Green Company, Laura gives practical advice and answers questions in the area of natural nutrition and lifestyle.