3 Foods to Prevent Gum Disease (1/3)

Apart from wreaking havoc on your teeth, gum disease can also boost your risk for heart disease by 15 per cent. Fortunately, there are plenty of nutrients you can turn to help prevent gum disease.

Foods That Can Help Prevent Gum Disease: Lean Beef

Foods That Can Help Prevent Gum Disease: Lean Beef

We’re not advising you to gobble down whole sides of beef; after all, animal fat is bad for your heart. But oysters, beef and lamb are high in zinc, a mineral with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and immunity-boosting powers that can battle gum disease. Vitamin B6, plentiful in beef, as well as seafood, also fights gum disease.

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