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3 Good Foods for Bone and Tooth Health

By Genevieve Cunningham

When it comes to health, there are a million things to think about. We have to think about keeping our heart healthy, our brain healthy, and building strong and stable muscles. Sometimes in our quest to be healthy, we forget about certain aspects of our body. Two of these oft forgotten areas include our bones and our teeth. Luckily, taking care of these parts of our body can be as easy as altering our diet. Take a look at these three foods that can boost bone and tooth health and keep this part of your body healthier than ever.

Fortified Cereals

Fortified cereals come in many forms. You'll find them on the cold cereal aisle, and it will generally say fortified or something similar on the box. It definitely won't be pre-sweetened, and will be considered one of the cereals for adults. Why are these good? Because fortified cereal contains Vitamin D. And Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones. Not many foods contain this vitamin naturally. And when we don't have enough Vitamin D, our bones become weak and achy. Add fortified cereal to your morning routine, and you'll be one step closer to keeping your bones strong and healthy.

Apples

If you want to keep your teeth healthy, look no further than old-fashioned apples. The gritty and watery texture of an apple is great for cleaning your teeth. Add an apple just after lunch, and it will help keep your teeth clean before your next brush. Apples also contain plenty of essential nutrients. Adding this one fruit to your diet can boost your health in multiple ways, and it can definitely help to keep your teeth pearly white and healthy.

Milk

If you would like to protect your bones and teeth in one go, make sure that you are getting some whole milk. Milk contains Vitamin D and calcium. These two nutrients help to keep the bones and teeth strong and dense. You can add milk to your cereal, or you can have a glass in the morning or just before bed. If you don't like the flavor, add some chocolate, and you'll still get the healthy benefits. Milk does a body good, so buy a gallon and drink up.

Keeping your bones and teeth healthy can be easy. Along with regular exercise and brushing your teeth at least twice a day, make these simple changes to your diet. With just a little bit of effort and some planning, you can keep your bones and teeth healthy now as well as long into the future.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Castle Rock, Colo.

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