The feeding is essential to prevent different diseases and conditions of Health. Although they really are the micronutrients specific foods that provide a better functioning of the body. In this sense, the Kiwi It is a fruit with important Benefits for the people.
Although the dentist from the Healthcare Directorate of Sanitas, Manuela Escorial, explains that there are finished foods that help prevent the appearance of periodontal diseases. That is, health conditions in the gum area.
Thus, it highlights foods rich in vitamin C such as kiwi or orange and foods sources of vitamin D, such as mackerel, eggs, trout or salmon. We are facing two of the essential vitamins for the body.
How to prevent gum disease
Dr. Escorial explains that to avoid gum disease or the appearance of cavities it is very important to carry out proper hygiene. Although, food also plays a fundamental role, since everything we eat passes through that area.
In this regard, the specialist Manuela Escorial points out that «to avoid the appearance of gum diseases, it is necessary, in addition to ensuring proper dental hygiene, to consume foods with vitamin D that facilitate the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, components that strengthen the gums to resist this type of infection ”.
Vitamin D is a food that is found in a small group of foods, such as fatty fish, beef liver or egg yolk. On the other hand, calcium is not only typical of dairy products, but we can also incorporate it through the intake of foods such as broccoli, kale, tofu, chickpeas, squid or spinach.
Foods with vitamin C, such as kiwi
In another order, foods with vitamin C are essential to prevent gum disease. And in this group we mainly find citrus fruits and vegetables; ‘Such as kiwi, orange, red pepper, grapefruit, lemon or parsley.
“Vitamin C stimulates the creation of collagen, the main component of the gums and responsible for holding connective tissue together. As the years go by, the production of collagen decreases, so it is necessary to consume foods that contribute to its regeneration “, says the doctor.
Thus, in addition to consuming foods such as kiwi or salmon, rich in vitamin C and vitamin D respectively; It is convenient to carry out other types of eating habits.
By this we mean limiting the intake of sugars and saturated fats, typical of industrial pastries or butter. Regarding liquids, it is advisable to avoid the consumption of acidic drinks; especially if they have sugar or are cold.
The importance of oral hygiene
As we have advanced previously, in addition to a good diet, it is important to carry out adequate daily oral hygiene. In this sense, Dr. Manuela Escorial explains that poor hygiene is one of the main causes of gum infections.
One of the best measures is to brush your teeth after every meal and floss. Finally, Dr. Escorial advises “to go to the dentist to stay well, not to solve problems that in many cases are avoidable with preventive measures and healthy habits.”