White is a sensational color that can help aid mental clarity as well as invoke a sense of purity courtesy of the hue. The color is the favorite choice of the lab coats of dental care professionals and brides and individuals looking for foods that boost dental health should make sure to incorporate the right white foods into their diet.
Although American supermarket shelves are lined with processed white foods including popcorn, sugar-frosted cereals and snack cakes, nature was the first source for white foods. Thanks to the earth, there are plenty wholesome white foods that can be incorporated into an eating plan following the Government's recommended nutrition plate. Options include wholesome and nutritious including cauliflower, white beans, apples, pears, turnips, garlic, white cabbage, endive, cucumbers, fermented tofu, bean sprouts and lean animal proteins including egg whites, white meat chicken, turkey and white meat tuna. Consuming those foods will certainly help a person get the proper vitamins and minerals needed for general well being, and certain white foods are also powerhouses for dental health.
There was a time when yogurt, a type of fermented dairy food, only came in one variety, a pure, creamy white. Yogurt is produced when milk and healthy pro-biotic bacteria are mixed and allowed to ferment. The process helps yogurt earn its place in the ancient food hall of fame as cultured milk products including yogurt, have roots tracing back to 2000 B.C.
Now, supermarket shelves are lined with countless options and flavors, some of which are designed to mimic deserts such as key lime pie and cheesecake. Individuals looking to get the best health benefits of the dairy food are advised to keep it white and plain.
Plain, low fat and unsweetened yogurt is rich in protein, calcium, riboflavin, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 and the food has been cited for boosting weight loss, treating digestive issues and reducing tooth decay in children. The findings have come courtesy of Japanese researchers. Scientists analyzed the diets of 2,000 Japanese children aged 3 years old. Those who ate yogurt with frequency reduced their chances of developing tooth decay by as much as 22 percent.
Adults who incorporate the right yogurt into their diet can also experience dental health benefits, especially related to lower instances of gum disease. In a different study, Japanese scientists measured periodontal pocket depth (PD) and clinical attachment loss (CAL) of gum tissue in 942 subjects aged 40 to 79. Those who reported eating 55 grams or more of dairy products rich in lactic acid had lower levels of deep PD and severe CAL, the greatest indicators in properly diagnosing gum disease.