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By Miracle Dental Center
February 12, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Healthy Mouths  

Everyone knows the old saying, "You Are What You Eat." But exactly what should you be eating to keep you healthy? Thinking about diet can be overwhelming, but these simple foods can help keep your body operating at maximum efficiency.

Beans are inexpensive, packed with protein and fiber, and help keep you fuller, longer. Not only are they good for your waistline, White Teeththey're good for your wallet. Try these superfoods:

  • Black Beans
  • Kidney Beans
  • Lentils

Whole Grains are good for your heart, help give you energy, and fight off disease. Some even boost your metabolism. Make these grains a part of your daily diet:

  • Whole Grain Bread
  • Steel-Cut Oatmeal
  • Quinoa

Seeds and Nuts can provide protein for a burst of energy and omega-3 fatty acids to protect against heart disease. They are a great source of healthy fat. Add these to your favorite cereal:

  • Flaxseed
  • Chia Seeds
  • Almonds

Colorful vegetables contain lots of fiber and a host of vitamins that help prevent heart disease, boost your metabolism, and protect brain cells. When it comes to veggies, the richer the color, the more disease-fighting goodness contained within. Add these colors to your plate:

  • Pumpkin
  • Eggplant
  • Red Beets

Salmon and Lean Meats are loaded with protein and plenty of vitamins and minerals. Lean meats such as boneless, skinless chicken breast can build muscle and help keep you full. Tuna has lots of omega-3 fatty acids which help ward off depression, arthritis, and Alzheimer's disease.

Don't forget to indulge! Some of your favorite foods that may seem off limits actually contain disease-fighting properties that can help you live a long, healthy life. Keep these decadent goodies in your pantry.

  • Dark Chocolate
  • Red Wine
  • Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

And of course, don't forget some of the more popular superfoods such as apples, blueberries, kale, and broccoli. Eating a diet rich in nutrients and good fats will help give you healthy skin, healthy bones, a healthy heart, and even healthy teeth.

Regular visits to your dentist can also help to keep your teeth bright, white, and healthy. Miracle Dental Center in Cooper City, FL offers a complete line of dental care for the whole family. Make an appointment with your dentist today to discuss how your diet can help you have a healthy smile.

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