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Getting your diet right with tips from our dentist in Richmond

We live in the age of health - scroll your latest feed and you will be swamped with pictures and posts on the latest health trick and diet trend. Wellbeing and wellness has never been more popular and as we move further into the technological age, being on top of your health has never been as important as it is now. It was recently reported that the UK is going to soon be the number one nation for obesity, so despite the internet telling us how to be healthy, it doesn’t appear we’re following advice. So how can you implement a healthier lifestyle? Let's find out from your dentist in Richmond.


Are you eating enough fruit and veg?


We all know the importance of incorporating lots of fruits and veg into our diets, but are we doing enough? And is there such a thing as too much? According to reports we should be eating 400g of fruit and veg a day. Ideally five portions of 80g. But what does 80g look like? Well imagine one banana, or three broccoli florets that’s about 80g. It’s actually a little less than you might think.


When it comes to breaking down 400g you need to be careful - eating 5 bananas a day of a whole heap of berries isn’t going to be good for your teeth or digestion as both of these are high in sugar fruits. Having a balance of fruit and veg is the key. Mixing both high carbs, with high vitamins in take being the end goal.


Vegetables containing high carbs


Carbohydrates fuel our bodies full of energy, and finding a whole food source for them is a fantastic way to stay healthy rather than turning to processed options, like cake, pasta and break. Good carbs are lentils, sweet potatoes, oats and white potatoes. These foods are whole and are grown and eaten as they are produced without need for added nasty extras. One thing to look out for is that they are high in fiber, and too much fiber can start to have a negative impact on your digestion. Everything in moderation. Your dentist in Richmond will have more knowledge on this if you need to ask.


Vegetables with high vitamin and minerals


If you’re looking to fill your body with all the healthy vitamins it needs then head for those greens: kale, cabbage, broccoli and asparagus as full of vitamin K. Whereas: carrots, spinach, peppers, and apricots are full of A and: blueberries, kiwi, strawberries and oranges full of C. All these wonderful colours help keep us healthy and making sure you have a balanced diet full of all of them will greatly help you in maintaining a healthy brain and body.


Diet and your dentist in Richmond


We at Sheen Dental are here to help with our patients overall health - and your diet is such a key part of maintaining healthy teeth and gums as well as its other benefits. Having a diet full of calcium and zinc helps to protect the teeths natural healing and avoiding sugary foods helps to protect against gum disease and decay. If you have any further questions on how you can help yourself with your diet moving forward just contact them team.