Blueberries: Are They Good Or Bad?
LAST WEEK ONE OF MY patients who is lovely and beautiful came in for her dental appointment. She is not only beautiful on the outside but she is even more beautiful on the inside. As she sat and relaxed in her dental chair, she shared with me that her teeth had stained a great deal and she had no idea what had caused her staining. She was frustrated because she enjoyed drinking red wine and coffee and hoped that she didn’t have to give up her favorite vices because of the staining.
Here’s The Good News: It Wasn’t From Wine Or Coffee
When I looked at her teeth, I saw that she had some major staining on her teeth. However, here’s some good news… I knew right away it was not from red wine or coffee. I asked her if she was drinking shakes or smoothies with protein powder and blueberries? Her eyes widened and she nodded her head in agreement.
So let’s talk about this, because she’s not the only one I’ve seen to have this heavy pattern of staining. Pretty much we all know the benefits of blueberries! Blueberries, being a good source of vitamin C, K and fiber, help fight aging, combat disease, lower blood pressure, boost memory and protect the heart and the brain. Here is what I recommend…
How Do You Eat Blueberries WITHOUT The Staining?
Instead of blending blueberries and drinking them, I would recommend eating them whole by tossing them in your cereal, granola, hot oatmeal, or yogurt. I also love freezing them and eating them frozen. This way, you’re getting the benefits of blueberries without the staining, because they get washed away quicker and don’t hang around your teeth to cause staining.
Now, I’d like to hear from you….how do YOU like to eat your blueberries?