9 Foods that Wreak Havoc On Your Smile & Your Health

0
9 Foods that Wreak Havoc On Your Smile & Your Health

Gum disease is a growing epidemic, impacting half of all adults and oral health issues cause a wide range of problems all over your body. Reversing this trend starts in your pantry, identifying and removing the harmful foods. Here are 9 foods many people eat that can have disastrous effects on their teeth and overall health.

1Diet Soda

In the name of cutting out sugar, we’ve tried to replace it with something worse. Artificial sweeteners may have a harmful impact on the oral and gut microbiome leading to weight gain and put you at risk of acid erosion on your tooth enamel.

2Health bars

The thinking is we are giving the body the best fuel for lean muscle. A quick check of the packaging nearly always shows they are high in sugars and refined carbohydrates.

3Cereals

Nearly every cereal box on the supermarket shelf is filled with sugar, refined flour and other additives. Even if the cereal label proclaims to be whole grain, it’s often white flour with added fibre, which has the same effect on your mouth and gut as sugar.

4Canned sauces

Pre-made and canned sauces are a sneaky haven for added sugar and other refined additives. If you go to the trouble of making ahome-cooked meal, you could be undoing all your hard work by adding “junk-food” sauces that do your health no good at all.

5Margarine

For years we were told margarine was the heart-healthy alternative to butter. We now know that isn’t the case. Margarine is a refined unnatural spread that may have harmful trans fats.

6Low-fat yogurt

Flavoured and low-fat dairy usually uses sugar to replace the fat and sugar is bad for teeth.

7Fruit juice

The problem with juicing is that it provides a concentrated dose of simple sugars to your oral and gut microbiome. Even if it’s natural fruit sugar, it still feeds the bacteria that cause tooth decay and eventually gut problems.

8White bread

Refined flour is a refined carbohydrate. White flour based bread is basically like eating sugar.

9Canola Oil

Often branded as the healthy-fat option, canola oil is made from a GMO version of rapeseed. It’s refined in high-heat industrial processes and it’s a recipe for inflammation in the mouth and whole body.

Support Local Media

Since 1991, IMPACT Magazine has produced freely distributed award-winning editorial content, including departments on fitness, health, nutrition, food, training, sports medicine, travel and features on the top athletes across the country.

10Why Your Support Matters

IMPACT Magazine has kept its publication free and available to readers for 29 years. We believe that everyone deserves access to quality, credible health and fitness content to live their healthiest and best lives. We pride ourselves on delivering the best editorial from the best experts in their fields along with supporting both local and national brands that align with our core values.

We are independently owned and operated and support local fitness and health professionals, writers, photographers, designers and artists.

Please consider supporting IMPACT Magazine by making a donation of any amount via PayPal below. Your donations will help us continue to make an IMPACT into the future!

Impact Magazine DonationsDonate to Impact Magazine

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here