Different foods impact your teeth in different ways, with certain types of dietary habits having a greater impact on decay and disease. Find out more in Dr. Maddahi's Dental Tips.
Easy Solutions to Enjoy Fewer Wrinkles and a More Beautiful Smile
Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, DDS
436 North Roxbury Dr Suite 202
Beverly Hills, CA 90210 USA
The easiest way to remember all this is to simply avoid anything that has a label on it. 95% of the time you'll discover food labels have some type of additive, preservative, chemical or sweetener that offers absolutely on nutritional value for the body. Stick to fresh, natural, raw, whole foods and you'll be a much healthier person in the long run.
Anything that is fresh or that is dried/frozen as long as there are no preservatives, additives or sweeteners.
Anything that is fresh or even frozen as long as there are no preservatives or other additives.
Dried beans, peas, lentils, canned legumes prepared without animal products or chemical additives.
All whole grain products should be free of sugar, chemical additives and preservatives. Whole grains include - amaranth, barley, brown basmati rice, brown rice, buckwheat, bulgur, millet, oats and oatmeal, quinoa, rye, wheat, wild rice. Whole grain products include - bread, muffins and tortillas.
Nuts and Seeds
Raw nuts include - almonds, filberts, pine nuts and cashews, (sparingly). Raw seeds include - sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds.
From chickens that are hormone free, antibiotic free and fed all natural feed.
Soy yogurt, non-dairy beverages and include - rice, oat, soy and almond.
Meat and Poultry
Eat only 1-4 ounces per service from animals that are organically grain fed, chemical free and antibiotic free. Poultry choices are chicken and turkey. Once a week or less eat lean beef or lamb. Wild game.
Best to eat deep ocean fish which include - salmon, sardines, mackerel, sea trout, red snapper, halibut, ocean perch, sole, albacore tuna, cod, flounder, swordfish, haddock, whiting tuna that's packed in water, no broth and no chemical additives.
Fats and Oils
Extra virgin olive oil, raw organic flax seed oil, cold pressed or expeller pressed oils that include - canola oil, sesame oil and sunflower oil.
Potato chips (infrequently) that are baked and contain no chemical additives, baked goods with whole grain flours (no hydrogenated fats).
Ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise substitutes that are sugar free with no hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils and chemical free. Jams and jellies that are fruit juice sweetened with no chemical additives.
Pure water that is filtered or reverse osmosis. Teas which include - herbal and caffeine free. Juices that are vegetable fresh, bottled organic juices with no sweeteners or additives, frozen organic juices with no sweeteners or additives.
Unsweetened organic fruit juice. Unsweetened applesauce, rice amasake, sucanat, date sugar, rice-syrup powder, brown rice syrup, barley malt, sorghum syrup, stevia, aguamiel, organic fruit juice concentrate, pure maple syrup, blackstrap molasses, fructose, pure raw honey, fructooligosaccharides (FOS). All sweeteners are best used sparingly or avoided altogether.
Information provided by Christine Hoza Farlow, D.C. - Healthy Eating