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Teaching Kids Healthy Habits Teaching Kids Healthy Habits

What You Can Chew on to Protect Your Skin And Your Teeth

Posted by on Apr. 24, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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Okay, so we aren't going to get a sunburn on our teeth, but did you know what you chew on with those teeth can actually help to prevent burns from happening? I know, I didn't either! But when you eat foods rich in antioxidants, you boost your ability to combat oxidation in your skin. Oxidation is caused by the sun...and we don't want to have it going on.

Not only are antioxidant-rich foods great, natural ways to get sunscreen going from the inside out, but they also help strengthen your teeth and produce much-needed saliva flowing, that helps decrease the acidity in your mouth - a huge way to prevent decay. Eating these double-duty foods are a great habit for the whole family.

So, what are some antioxidant-rich foods you can serve up? Check out beans (especially red beans), blueberries, orange and red peppers, and grapes. Also, why not introduce pomegranate juice to everyone? Here's a yummy recipe to try for Pom-Ade...as always brush after!

1 cup lemonade

1/2 cup club soda

1/4 cup pomegranate juice

Ice cubes

Mix lemonade, soda, and pomegranate juice in a small pitcher. Fill 2 tall glasses with ice. Pour lemonade mixture over.

Did you know foods can help us combat skin damage? Have you tried pomegranate juice yet? Try this and let me know what you think!


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by on Apr. 24, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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nngmommy83
by on Apr. 24, 2012 at 12:12 AM
Interesting, my dad loves pomegranate juice and so does DD.
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batjmom
by Sarah on Apr. 24, 2012 at 5:22 AM
My ds1 loves pomegranate. But wow are they messy
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PoehlerBear1983
by Meghan on Apr. 24, 2012 at 6:33 AM
I love pomegranate! I am gonna try this drink
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NicholasMama608
by Sarah on Apr. 24, 2012 at 8:50 AM

I've never tried pomegranate.  Huh.  Sounds yummy.

countrymomma81
by on Apr. 24, 2012 at 1:28 PM

I've never had it at all. I like fruit so I'd probably like it a lot. 

sarah824
by on Apr. 24, 2012 at 1:59 PM

I've never tried it, but this recipe sounds good. 

allboys246
by Amy on Apr. 24, 2012 at 4:16 PM

I like it. I'm going to try the Pom-aid.

dixiegurl223626
by Member on Apr. 25, 2012 at 8:28 AM

I have never tried pomegranate juice yet. It sounds great though

Mrs.Pool2Be
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 8:28 AM

I have never tried pomegranate juice.  This sounds pretty good though so I may have to give it a try.

Bmat
by Bronze Member on Apr. 25, 2012 at 8:28 AM

I like pom juice. It is pretty expensive though.

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