5 Fruits & Veggies to Buy at Your Local Farmer’s Market
In addition to brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing once a day and visiting the dentist regularly, eating certain fruits and vegetables can help improve your dental health. Some foods deliver necessary nutrients, while others help to reduce enamel erosion. This spring stop by your local farmer’s market and pick up some scrumptious seasonal produce:
1.Celery. Not only is celery a great source of fiber, it can help scrub plaque off the teeth. Celery is like nature’s toothbrush!
2.Broccoli. Along the same lines of celery, this vegetable contains a lot of fiber, but it also contains vitamin A, which is beneficial to the strength of your teeth.
3.Sweet potatoes. Packed with vitamin C, E, and beta-carotene, this sweet vegetable not only makes amazing fries, it promotes healthy gums too.
4.Berries. It’s berry season! Strawberries and blueberries contain important nutrients like antioxidants and vitamin C. They are also great alternatives to gummy candy, which can stick to your teeth and eat away at your tooth enamel.
5.Carrots. Bursting with vitamin A and beta-carotene, carrots promote healthy tooth enamel. Carrots also stimulate the flow of saliva, which can help wash away food debris and neutralize the enamel-eroding acid in your mouth. Fresh fruits and vegetable are only available at the farmer’s markets a few months out of the year, so make sure to take advantage of your limited supply!