Do you like celery? While this green vegetable may not be everyone's favorite, it's definitely something you should consider eating every now and then because of its benefits to your mouth.
Celery is great for your oral health, plus it's a healthy snack that has a number of other benefits. Here are a few reasons why you should consider eating celery.
Celery Contains a lot of Fiber
Fiber does more than just keep you regular. Fiber also helps lower your overall cholesterol, improve your blood sugar levels, and helps you maintain a healthy weight. Studies have also shown that those who get enough fiber in their diet are less likely to lose teeth.
Fiber actually reduces the risk of bone loss in the jaw and gum recession as well. Unfortunately, most Americans do not get the recommended daily amount of fiber that they should. Eating celery is one way of increasing your fiber intake.
It Cleans Your Teeth
Celery also helps clean between your teeth and improve the overall amount of saliva in your mouth. This helps neutralize the bacteria on your teeth that produce enamel-damaging acids. While it's definitely no substitution for brushing, eating celery will help clean up your mouth a little bit, plus it's a food that just feels fresh and clean when you bite into it. That crisp crunch of cool celery is like nothing else!
It has Many Other Benefits Celery will help fight inflammation, soothe your nerves, and help with digestion—all for only about ten calories per stalk! Celery is also a fairly versatile food. Don't like it on its own? Add it to a salad, juice it along with other foods, or put organic peanut butter on top to give it a different taste.
Celery is just one of the foods that will help your oral health. Want to know about others? Give us a call to set up a consultation to learn about healthy foods that will benefit your oral health.
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