Tomato & Honey Fusion: Try A Tooth-Friendly Drink For Your Teeth
Everyone gets thirsty, but should you settle for water all the time? The following recipe is for a refreshing and an oral-enhancing drink.
Oral-Friendly Ingredients In Your Drink
The following three ingredients are the reason this drink is so helpful to your overall oral health:
The first ingredient you should pay attention to is the tomato. Tomatoes contain a healthy amount of malic acid. Malic acid is an active ingredient that helps your oral health in two important ways. First, it stimulates your salivary glands, which force you to produce more saliva. Saliva contains enzymes to remineralize your teeth, just in case they have been attacked by cavity-causing bacteria. Your saliva will help heal enamel surface wounds.
The second reason that malic acid is so good for your teeth is because it is slightly abrasive. Malic acid should help dissolve stains and bring that sparkling white smile you've been missing.
This refreshing drink also calls for sea salt. You can purchase sea salt from your local health food store or online. Sea salt has a high pH value. The pH value of sea salt should be able to rebalance your mouth's pH value. Research has shown that the cavity-causing bacteria in your mouth survive and flourish in an acidic environment. Sea salt takes that environment away and replaces it with an environment that eventually kills cavity-causing bacteria.
The last ingredient you need to know about is the honey. This recipe calls for raw honey, which you can purchase online, at your local health food store or at a bee farm. Raw honey contains enzymes that help reduce the natural reproductive abilities of bacteria.
Raw honey also helps eliminate any bacteria trying to hide in your mouth. This is because raw honey is osmotic and dehydrates bacteria to death.
Remember that these ingredients are only meant to help keep your mouth in good condition. They are not meant to reverse damage or tooth decay, so make sure you do not neglect your regular dental visits.
Making Your Tomato and Honey Drink
You will need the following:
- ½ a teaspoon of sea salt
- 1 and ½ cups of fresh tomato juice
- 2 teaspoons of raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons of raw honey (or to taste)
- Use your blender or mesh strainer to make your tomato(es) into juice.
- Add the rest of the ingredients, and taste your drink.
- Modify, if needed and enjoy.
As you can see, taking care of your oral health can including getting rid of your thirst. For more information about oral health, consult a professional like those at Family Dental Center TriCities, PC.