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Greens With Fruit

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To reduce the impact that natural sugars in fruit can have on our blood sugar-regulating mechanisms and insulin sensitivity over the long term, I often recommend eating them along with avocado, celery, or leafy greens - the healthy fatty acids, fiber, and wide spectrum of minerals in these green foods help us with blood sugar regulation.

If you don't have avocado, celery or leafy greens on hand, another option would be to have a freshly pressed green juice or an organic green food powder mixed with water along with fresh fruit.

Don't forget that after eating fruits, vegetables, and other foods that contain natural acids, it's always a good idea to rinse the mouth with water to ensure that acids aren't left to linger on teeth, especially along the gumline.

Another healthy practice is to rinse the mouth with warm salt water once or twice a day to help prevent gingivitis that can lead to gum disease and cavities.

Swishing with oil for a short while each day is also an excellent practice for supporting gums and teeth.  For more information on oil swishing for dental health, please feel free to have a look here: Oil Swishing

 
 

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