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Why Snacking on Vegetables is So Highly Recommended


Posted on 6/10/2018 by Sandra Embree
Vegetables Embree Dentistry MI 48104Your doctor and parents have told you to eat your vegetables for years. Now, as an adult, you know the importance of good health and nutrition, so this advice should translate into your snacking habits. There are many great reasons to snacking on vegetables throughout your day.

Strong Teeth and Gums

Hard, crunchy vegetables like carrots and celery are especially good for your teeth. The fibers help to brush away food particles and bacteria from your teeth, and they are also loaded with water.

Chewing will produce even more saliva and liquid in the mouth, which serves as a natural neutralizer for bacteria and acid. Remember to choose raw vegetables in order to get these benefits.

Weight Management
A healthy diet packed full of vegetables is essential for weight loss. Vegetables are fibrous, which helps you to feel full. Most are low in calories, so substituting vegetables for fatty snacks like cookies or cakes will reduce your daily calorie intake. The end result is a lower number when you step onto the scale.

Health Benefits
A diet rich in vegetables can help to maintain your overall health. Vegetables may reduce your risk for heart disease, stroke, and heart attacks. Some vegetables can protect against cancers, and fibrous vegetables may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and obesity. Vegetables high in potassium can also lower blood pressure and decrease the risk of bone loss.

Essential Nutrients
Vegetables are vital sources of many nutrients, including folate, vitamin A, and vitamin C. These nutrients help maintain all of the important bodily systems. Folate specifically helps the body to create red blood cells, which is important for women of childbearing age.

Snacking on vegetables is important for overall health, but we are particularly concerned with how it can support your mouth. Call us today to set up your next appointment.

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Sandra
Embree, DDS
Ann Arbor Dentist - Sandra Embree, DDS

Dr. Embree graduated from The University of Michigan School of Dentistry. She completed postdoctoral training in a General Practice Residency at University of Michigan Hospitals Department of Hospital Dentistry. Dr. Embree received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and practiced in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital prior to her dental school training.
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Ann Arbor Dentist - Courtney Heys, DDS
Courtney
Heys, DDS

Dr. Heys is originally from the Seattle area. She moved to Ann Arbor in 2003 to attend the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Dr. Heys has been in private practice since 2007. She has practiced 4 years in Saline, MI and 4 years in Jackson, MI.
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