Beverly Hills dentist, Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, found overall health greatly affects the dental health of his patients.
“When the body is in strong health and the patient is physically doing well, their immune system does its job and fights off different bacteria and viruses.”, explains Beverly Hills dentist, Dr. Kourosh Maddahi. “Additionally, I have found, over and over, that when a person feels ill and tired, he is likely to put aside his dental health routines and then when feeling better, these vital oral care routines are more difficult to break back in.”
”That is why I stress healthy eating.”, he continues. “I have several pages on my website listing the most important foods to eat for overall health.” His first suggestion is to simply avoid foods with labels on them. He warns that you’ll discover foods with labels have some type of additive, preservative, chemical or sweetener that offers absolutely on nutritional value for the body. He tells his patients to stick to fresh, natural, raw, whole foods and they are likely to become a much healthier person in the long run.
Of course, fruits and vegetables on first on his list. Any that are frozen, (or dried fruit) are great, as there are usually no preservatives, additives or sweeteners added. Dried beans, peas, lentils, canned legumes that are prepared without animal products or chemical additives are fine. Grains should be whole grain products, free of sugar, chemical additives and preservatives. Whole grains include amaranth, barley, brown basmati rice, brown rice, buckwheat, bulgur, millet, oats and oatmeal, quinoa, rye, wheat, wild rice. Whole grain products include bread, muffins and tortillas.
Dr. Maddahi advises eating raw nuts including almonds, filberts, pine nuts and cashews (sparingly). Raw seeds include sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds. For daily protein he suggests eggs from chickens that are hormone free, antibiotic free and fed all natural feed. The meat and poultry portions should be only 1 – 4 ounces per serving from animals that are organically grain fed, chemical free and antibiotic free. Poultry choices are chicken, turkey and wild game. Once a week or less lean beef or lamb may be eaten.
It is best to avoid dairy products. They can be replaced with soy yogurt, and non-dairy beverages and including rice, oat, soy and almond milk products. He has found it to be smart to eat deep ocean fish which include salmon, sardines, mackerel, sea trout, red snapper, halibut, ocean perch, sole, albacore tuna, cod, flounder, swordfish, haddock, and white tuna packed in water, with no oil, broth and no chemical additives.
Baked goods made with whole grain flours and no hydrogenated fats, may be snacked on. Baked potato chips or whole grain rice crackers can be infrequently eaten. You want to avoid caffeine, of course and sodas, sticking to juices with no added sugar, natural teas, and lots of water.
The best oils to use are extra virgin olive oil, raw organic flax seed oil, cold pressed or expeller pressed oils that include – canola oil, sesame oil and sunflower oil. If you need a sweetener, use a natural sugar, all which are listed on Dr. Maddahi’s website. The article can be found in the white pages that he offers on his website, articles that will help patients with oral health and dental care.
Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist, Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, specializes in creating beautiful, natural smiles and can be found on the world wide web at www.DrMaddahi.com. He is located in Beverly Hills at 436 N. Roxbury Drive, Suite 202 and can be reached at 310-888-7797. He can be contacted via email at info@DrMaddahi.com.