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Today I am writing to you regarding the diet you should consume for healthy teeth and gums. This diet will help you in improving your immunity as well in these COVID-19 times. I will tell you about all the important nutrients that our body needs to maintain the health of the oral cavity i.e. the mouth.
Oxygen is the number one nutrient required for the body. You have to practice diaphragmatic breathing to ensure a good quantity of Oxygen reaches the lungs. Your nose is your first line of defense against any viruses or infections. Your lungs form your immune system. Nose breathing is important. Do a few deep breaths before your meals.
You have to eat tough and fibrous foods to ensure the strength of your jaws and muscles.
You must do tongue exercises as well.
Humming and Om chanting also help increase the oxygen and nitric oxide in the body which helps fight infections.
The second important nutrient is VITAMIN D: you can take half an hour of morning sun every day and/or Vitamin D supplements. In food, this vitamin is present in fish, liver, egg yolk, cheese.
Vitamin K which is present in leafy green vegetables and eggs is the 3rd nutrient for healthy jaws.
Studies reveal that If K2 is deficient in the body, there are high chances of the deviated nasal septum, and the airway doesn't develop properly. Thereby, causing crooked teeth. It is present in eggs. butter, shellfish.
4th Vitamin is A. This is needed for the growth and development of bones. You can take Cod liver oil, carrots.
There are studies showing that cleft lip and palate can be linked to Vitamin A deficiency.
There is a link between these vitamins. A and D tell our cells to produce osteocalcin that helps build and repair bones and teeth. K 2 activates this. These vitamins need to work together. So we need to ensure that we have them in our diet.
Calcium should be taken in the form of dairy, green vegetables, almonds, broths, soups rather than a tablet.
We also need bacterial diversity in our bodies. This is obtained from fermented foods like yogurt, lassi, pickles, and probiotics.
Prebiotics are required as well like fiber-complex carbs and human breast milk.
We have to keep microbiome balanced and diverse. Too much stress reduces bacterial diversity. Exercise is good for us. Soil touching or grounding boosts microbiome as do pets. Having a green thumb or trying to grow hers, plants also boosts microbiome.
Foods should have healthy epigenetic messages, i.e how the food is grown or raised. It should be organic and from cruelty-free farms. They will transfer good epigenetic messages which are compatible with our body. Eat locally grown food. Crooked teeth are a result of epigenetic power. If you eat healthy foods, you will not suffer from dental caries.
FATS: Eat fats in their natural state. The body needs dietary cholesterol like eggs to digest fats. Fat soluble vitamins are important for teeth and bones.
Low fat and high sugar diets give us gum disease. Margarine is a NO NO. Simple white sugars are not as good as they cause a high risk for caries/cavities.
Refined foods and low-fat diets cause tooth decay and predispose you to diabetes and heart disease.
Stay away from canola oils. In soya products, tofu is produced by fermenting so its okay to eat once in a while.
In grains, sprouting is good as it makes it more digestible. In flour, sourdough bread is better than refined flour bread.
Milk: Try to have A2 and cruelty-free milk.
Sugars: Avoid sugary drinks and juices. Limit your fruit intake as well. Stop packaged foods with too much sugar in it. Stop cereals and canned foods. Alcohol should be taken in moderation only. Avoid artificial sweeteners.
The right kinds of foods are important and not the right quantity. Magnesium and zinc should be there too.
Magnesium is present in dark chocolate, leafy greens, pumpkin seeds. Zinc is present in flax seeds, kidney beans.
For fat use coconut oil or olive oil.
Fermented foods are kimchi, yogurt, pickled vegetables.
Prebiotics would include artichokes, banana, chicory, asparagus, onions, leeks, chives, garlic.
Other fiber sources: legumes, nuts, seeds.
So in short,
Its best to eat whole foods..how they exist in nature.
How they are prepared is important. And Sourcing is important. Condition in which animals and plants grow. Local naturally produced foods are the best. Farmers' markets are worth a visit.
You have to eat a maximum of the following:
Organic vegetables and legumes, alfa, chicpeas, lentils, beans, peanuts, herbs like basil dill, thyme, lavender, parsley, mint, oregano, prebiotics like garlic, asparagus, onion, bananas.
Meat, eggs dairy, fermented foods like kefir, and kombucha to be taken in moderation.
Take a dash of fats, nuts, oils, seeds, spices.
Grain and fruits in very limited quantities.
Some snack ideas: avoid refined foods. Some good options are: avocado, eggs, coconut chips, hummus, cheese, raw celery, berries, seeds
A little bit about breastfeeding:
It strengthens the jaws. It teaches baby to breathe through their nose. Babies learn to use their tongue muscles which further develops their airway. Remember, if baby breathes from the nose, he or she will most likely have straight teeth.
Breastmilk has nutrients that are needed for the immunity and well being of the baby.
The mother sends epigenetic messages to the child through the milk.
So, friends, Food is your best medicine! and if you eat right, your mouth, body, and mind will function how they were meant to! If the body has all the vitamins, your bones and jaws will grow correctly and you can avoid crooked teeth. Also if your airway is developed correctly and breathing is predominantly nasal, you can avoid infections and prevent wrong habits that predispose to crooked teeth.