When it comes to eating and nutrition, the expression "garbage in, garbage out" says it best as what a person chooses to eat will impact their health. Eating too much of the wrong foods (including processed meats, soda, snack-foods and candy) and not enough of the right foods (recommended by the United State Government's Nutrition Plate) can deprive a person of important vitamins and nutrients and that can result in a myriad of problems including obesity, diabetes and dental problems including tooth decay, cavities and gum disease. Individuals concerned about the latter should consider laying off the doodles and the whizzes and eat foods high in dietary fiber instead.
Dietary fiber (AKA roughage) is the indigestible portion of plant foods and there are countless natural and delicious foods naturally rich in the substancw (both soluble and insoluble). Although there are plenty of manufactured foods that feature the added addition of fiber, eating natural foods (including fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains and nuts) rich with the compound can have amazing health benefits.
Fiber for your Smile
Having an attractive smile filled with healthy teeth is a valuable asset as it can help increase the odds of romantic attraction as well as earning a bigger paycheck. The process of getting and maintaining oral health is a lifelong obligation involving practicing oral hygiene, seeing a dentist with regularity and eating a nutritious diet. For the latter, that includes eating a diet filled with natural high-fiber foods as research has found that it can reduce the odds of tooth lose by around 30 percent.
American researchers followed the health progress of over 600 male veterans for almost a quarter of a century. Based on the, findings it was concluded that older men who ate a diet filled with fiber-full foods (such as bananas, apples, oranges, blueberries, sweet potatoes, peanuts, whole grains and leafy greens including broccoli, Brussels sprouts and spinach) benefited from a "30 percent lower likelihood of lost teeth and a 24 percent lower risk of bone loss associated with receding gums," (http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/24/us-study-gums-idUSTRE81N1MM20120224).
Additional findings showed that men over age 65 who reported eating more fiber rich fruit also benefited from having lowered their odds of gum recession by 5 percent lower risk of gum recession, jaw bone erosion by 14 percent lower risk and reduced the chances of tooth loss by 12 percent.