Do you enjoy a grapefruit in the morning for breakfast? If you’ve said no, then you may want to consider incorporating more grapefruits into your diet. This subtropical citrus fruit proves most beneficial for your body and dental health.
To share the many benefits of grapefruits, Dr. Ryan Hussong, your 50035 dentist offers his patients the following information.
How Do Grapefruits Improve Overall and Oral Health?
- Vitamin C rich. Alongside vitamins E and D, vitamin C increases collagen production, which is a necessary component for healthy gum tissue. With more vitamin C in your system, the gums become fortified and have the ability to replenish the tissue. Since grapefruit is teeming with vitamin C, it proves incredibly beneficial for the soft tissues in your mouth.
- Prevent cancer. The red color of grapefruits stems from a pigment called, lycopene. This carotenoid helps ward off tumors and cancers due to its cancer-fighting free radicals. Additionally, lycopene works best while the in presence of vitamins A and C, which is also found in grapefruits.
- Lowers cholesterol. Antioxidants have been known to successfully decrease cholesterol levels and grapefruits have plenty of antioxidants. However, if you’re taking prescription medication to manage your cholesterol, your 50035 dentist advises against eating grapefruits. When paired together, this combination can have negative effects upon the body. Yet, for patients who prefer natural remedies, you can use grapefruits as a treatment option instead.
- Aids in weight loss. Grapefruits contain fat-burning enzymes that boost your metabolism to promote weight loss. By eating a grapefruit a day or drinking an eight-ounce glass of juice, you can note how quickly your weight loss success goes.
Learn More Dental Health Tips at Cornerstone Dentistry
If you would like more dental health care tips, talk to Dr. Hussong. He can explain which habits and dietary choices bode well for your smile and body. To schedule an appointment with your 50035 dentist, call us at (515) 984 – 6001. Also, visit our website for services, patient information, and to read more about our team. We gladly welcome patients from Crocker, Andrews, Alleman, Gibbsville, Granger, and the surrounding cities.