A Garden of Antioxidant Delights

Kale SaladAh, spring is here at last. Blossoming flowers and trees are lovely, and people in towns and the country are planting vegetable gardens. Every doctor or nutritionist in the world will tell you how vegetables and fruit are vital to good health. They are naturally low in fat and calories, but high in fiber and other nutrients. Fruits and veggies are the very best sources for vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals – all kinds of good things.

Some of the healthiest, most nutritional vegetables and fruits are also loaded with natural antioxidants.

According to The Readers Digest, the 10 best vegetables for antioxidants are: kale, spinach, Brussels sprouts, beets, broccoli, alfalfa sprouts, radishes, red bell peppers, onions, corn, and eggplant. Nutritious fruits and veggies are all about color. Mangos, oranges, cantaloupe, sweet potatoes and carrots are brimming with orange beta-carotene. Red and pinkish fruits such as tomatoes, watermelon, guava, papaya, apricots and pink grapefruit have lycopene. Purple and red berries are loaded with anthocyanins. All delicious; all antioxidant.

Your local garden store can help you start your own backyard stash of healthy, antioxidant-laden veggies and fruits. But if you’re not quite up to the agricultural life, your local farmer’s market (or just your neighborhood supermarket) is stocked with fresh, delicious produce.

Another great source

We would like to propose another outstanding way to be sure you have plenty of antioxidants: PerioSciences antioxidant oral care products. Our AO ProVantage dental gel, AO ProRinse and AO ProToothpaste deliver powerful antioxidants directly to your oral cavity. Our primary antioxidants, phloretin and ferulic acid, are polyphenols that are found in fruits and vegetables.

Other ingredients in PerioSciences products make them pleasant-tasting, cool and refreshing. We also have three-product systems that offer added benefits. Our WHITE CARE system extends the effects of bleaching treatments and soothes gums that are irritated by hydrogen peroxide. Our HYDRATING system provides relief for people with dry mouth symptoms. The SENSITIVE system is especially for people whose teeth are sensitive to heat, cold, sweets and such. And our NATURAL system is specially formulated to be free of alcohol, SLS or other substances.

During this season of gardening, treat your body to as many fresh fruits and veggies as you can. Load up on those antioxidants, but be sure to add in some PerioSciences oral care products to treat your mouth, too.

To help keep the chemistry of your mouth in balance, consider using antioxidant-rich products like those offered by PerioSciences. To learn more about antioxidants in oral care, fill out the form on our blog. Also, be sure to connect with PerioSciences on Facebook and Twitter.

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