Tuesday, March 9, 2010
We are always told calcium in our diet is important.. As kids we were told it was good for strong bones and teeth. It is also important for the muscular contractions of the heart and skeletal muscles.
Now back to your teeth..
Are you happy with your mouth full of dazzling white teeth?
If your not, it could be because you are consuming too much SUGAR!
I have already told you before that sugar is bad. I will continue to drill you until you understand how bad it really is!
Daily intake of sugar produces a continuously over-acid condition. Consequently, minerals are required from body tissues (such as bone and teeth) in order to buffer the acidic environment and rectify the imbalance. In order to protect the blood, so much calcium is taken from the bones and teeth that decay and general weakening begin. Excess sugar eventually affects every organ in the body
Basically, the bacteria in your mouth converts the sugar to acid. This acid erodes the enamel and the calcium is pulled out of your teeth causing decay.
Sugar Alternatives
Honey: use only raw (unheated) honey. Used in moderation, honey is supportive of good health and immune function. Avoid cooking with honey as its not heat stable
Stevia: Stevia is a herb and is about 1000 times sweeter than sugar. Additionally, Stevia is known to assist in balancing blood sugar levels, making it ideal for anyone coming off caffeinated beverages or weaning themselves from sweets
Fruit: use in season fruit or dried fruits to sweeten foods. Its a good idea to rehydrate dried fruits and berries by soaking them for 8 to 12 hours before using. Then bring them to a flash boil to kill and unfriendly bacteria, parasites or insect eggs that may have been laid on them during the drying process.
Below-ground vegetables: By adding properly cooked or, when possible, raw underground vegetables, you often get a beautiful natural sweetness to salads and other foods. For example, a cooked organic sweet potato, shredded raw carrots or beets are quiet sweet and make great additions to salads and sandwiches.
Turbinado sugar and succinat: These are two acceptable forms of sugar, as they are minimally processed and raw. Raw date sugar is also acceptable, but again, sugar is sugar, so consume in moderation.

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Hi.. Im Katie. I am 20 years old. I am a student nurse. I love learning about healthy eating and living healthy lifestyles. There are so many lies and myths about the food we eat today and I am determined to spread the word. If you have any questions don't be shy to ask. Email me at k_rotgans@hotmail.com P.S I am not a doctor, I do not diagnose conditions. I am just hear to educate myself and others. Any symptoms I address please see your doctor.
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