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Eating for Healthy Skin, Hair, Teeth & Nails – Good advice from your New York City Root Canal Specialists

Good advice from New York City Root Canal Specialist

New York City Root Canal SpecialistIf you care about your teeth, you no doubt are someone who cares about your hair, skin and nails. Everyone, for centuries, has always wanted and admired healthy skin and hair. Healthy teeth and fingernails are also essential for overall good looks and good health. Here are some tips from your New York City Root Canal Specialist that will help you care for these parts of your body.

Fresh lemons are great for glowing complexions and consuming the juice once a week or so has been touted as a way to support your skin. Squeeze some lemon juice from a fresh lemon into your drinking water or hot tea. You can also add lemon to a variety of foods to keep your skin glowing. This Vitamin C antioxidant can also help collagen repair…our collagen is lost due to aging.

Coconut water is also a healthy and delicious way to keep your skin hydrated. It is a healthy, refreshing alternative to sugary sodas and fruit juices, which dehydrate you and have no nutritional value.

Olive Oil, with its healthy fatty acids, may reduce inflammation and stress on your skin. You can apply it topically to the face or any area needing moisture and smoothing. You can also add olive oil to your food and salads to help keep your skin radiant.

When it comes to our teeth and gums, your New York City Root Canal Specialists suggested that you eat Vitamin-C enriched, yummy red strawberries, found to produce whiter Teeth, while aiding plaque removal and stains. The Vitamin C and malic acid in strawberries will give you a healthy smile. Vitamin-rich foods like almonds, leafy greens and fish, actually aid in keeping tooth enamel strong and healthy. (In our next article, we’ll talk more about foods and beverages that are good for the teeth and gums.)

Want to keep your Gums healthy?  Try Greek Yogurt to avoid gum disease. Dairy products like milk, cheese and yogurt can keep your gums healthy. Yogurt is also good for digestion, and dairy supports strong finger and toenails, too.

Beautiful strong nails can be had by adding almonds to your diet. Not only are almonds a good low calorie snack, but they are enriched with Biotin (which is Vitamin H) and Vitamin-E, the healthy vitamins for strengthening nails. Look for these two vitamins in foods if you feel your hair and nails need strengthening.

Your Hair is your “Crowning Glory.” Sweet potatoes, with their high beta-carotene content, will help prevent dry, dull, and slow growing hair. The beta-carotene in sweet potatoes will be converted into Vitamin A, to make your hair “shine and grow.” Root vegetables and eggs are also good sources of Biotin.

Here are the nutrients for you to note/remember that will help you accomplish having healthy Hair, Skin, Nails, and a healthy body.

Biotin, which is good for brittle nails and thinning hair.

Vitamin K and K2, a fat-soluble vitamin that is great for bone metabolism to strengthen bones, tendons, ligaments, and of course, hair skin and nails

Primrose oils that provide GLA, which is Gamma Linoleic Acid.

Coconut oil is another healthy choice, which provides saturated fat. You can cook with coconut oil, eat it raw, and also apply it to your hair.

Omega 3 fatty acids – great for skin and cardiovascular health

We’ll continue this discussion next time. Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue Endodontics has been serving patients from all over New York, we see our fair share of patients whose skin, hair, nails and teeth could use some support and strengthening. In our busy lives, we tend to neglect these parts of our bodies that are “taken for granted”, but yet are so important to our health, vitality and self esteem.

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