Tooth Fairy Approved
February 16, 2018
Oral health is key for overall health. Did you know that having poor oral hygiene practices can negatively affect your cardiac, digestive, lymphatic, and bone health? A major risk factor in the decline of oral health is consuming sugary and acidic foods that don't get brushed away in time before plaque and tartar build up. Eating sugary foods also decreases immune function and increases likelihood of periodontal disease. Switching out refined white sugar for natural sugar alternatives is easy as pie, Monk fruit sweetener, erythrithol, stevia, are fantastic sugar alternatives. Coconut sugar, yacon syrup, and agave necter tastes like brown sugar but without the calories, spike in your glycemic level or tooth decay. With so many options now available for cooking and baking. Adding nutrients such as protein, Gymnema sylvestre, cinnamon bark and curcumin all of which have a reputation for curbing sugar cravings, help balance blood glucose to keep your sweet tooth in check will stop the crazy cycle of over sugar consumption and poor oral health. Cinnamon bark also has been known to brighten your smile and protect your gums from inflammation. Our Tooth Fairy Approved recommendation will give your pantry and your medicine cabinet all the essentials to help kick your sugar addiction and bump up your oral health.