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Posted on 10/20/2018 by Dick Hikade, DDS
|Some vegetables are good for your mouth, and then there are some that are fantastic.
Eating raw vegetables and fruits can improve your oral health immensely and adding these beneficial foods is one of the best things you can do to improve your oral health.
We know that having good oral health is essential for your overall health and there are some simple things you can do to have healthier teeth and gums. One of them is adding crunchy vegetables such as celery to your diet.
Celery Health Benefits
Scientists have long ago established how great celery is to your health. Celery is packed with nutrients, including calcium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin K, potassium, protein, protein, and folate. If you cook at home, you probably use celery frequently as the basis for many dishes, and you could be doing yourself a big favor by choosing this beneficial vegetable.
One of celery's most significant health benefits is that it has anti-inflammatory properties which can help fight conditions such as gum disease. Gum disease is an inflammation of the gums that can develop into periodontal disease and lead to tooth loss. Studies show that approximately 70-percent of adults in the United States suffer from gum disease.
Chewing on a stalk of celery can also help clean your teeth and stimulate your gums by massaging them. Whenever you chew on a crunchy vegetable, you are doing your mouth a favor by increasing saliva production. To get rid of the strings in celery, snap the end of it and pull back. You can save the end for later.
Now that you know about celery's health benefits you can add it in your diet. Most vegetables are best when eaten raw because you get the full benefit of all the minerals and vitamins. However, you can add celery to soups, salads, stews, and sauces when cooking dinner at home for added nutrition.