Is Tasty Cocktails good for your Teeth

April 18 , 2015 | 0 Comments

According to recent studies, cocktails infused with wholesome ingredients can improve immunity and offer a tasty tonic for teeth. The next time you are looking for refreshment, seek beverages that use fruits, vegetables, grains and other super-food ingredients.

A 2010 University of Texas study showed that consuming one to two alcoholic drinks a day could increase longevity and infusing them with curative ingredients could improve immunity and may alleviate many ailments, like stress and high blood pressure.

“Selecting healthy, natural super-foods with specific functions improves the ability of our body to create that beautiful smile we all desire,” said Dr. Ken Banks, AACD cosmetic dentist and contributor to the recipe collection.

green tea
Green tea
A high flavonoid content helps fight diseases like cancer and reduces risk for heart disease.
The Malic acid in strawberries acts as a safe bleaching agent that rivals many expensive teeth whitening products.
Packed with more vitamin C than any other fruit; Vitamin C-rich foods are natural teeth "whiteners."
Contains vitamin K, C, and other substances that promote healing. Eating pineapple generates a healing alkaline response in the mouth.
Fresh bananas provide adequate levels of minerals like copper, magnesium, and manganese. Magnesium is essential for bone strengthening.
Activates saliva production which assists in cleansing food particles from the teeth and dilutes sugars or acids in the mouth.
carrot juice
Carrot juice
Loaded with vitamin A, which is essential in forming tooth enamel.
lemon juice
Lemon juice
While lemons are quite acidic, they’re a surprisingly good alkaline food that helps balance the body’s pH.
lime juice
Lime juice
Limonoids are disease-fighting compounds found in citrus fruits, such as limes and lemons. The body can readily absorb and use a specific, long-acting limonoid called limonin. Limes and lemons contain almost as much limonin as they do vitamin C.
coconut water
Coconut water
A good choice for adding flavor without the calories. In fact, it has fewer calories, less sodium, and more potassium than a sports drink.
Has anti-inflammatory properties which supports healthy mouth tissue.

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