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Fight periodontal disease with pineapples.

Posted Sep 01 2009 5:42pm

pineapple Pineapple is a golden yellow, sweet, juicy, luscious, tropical fruit that has an ample supply of Vitamin C, which is good for your gums.

A study conducted at the State University of New York at Buffalo found that vitamin C can reduce your risk of gingivitis and periodontal disease.

1. Vitamin C increases increases the body’s ability to fight invading bacteria and other toxins that contribute to gum disease.
2. Vitamin C is the antioxidant that protects the body from free radical damage and boosts the immune system.
3. Vitamin C helps build and repair bodily tissue and promotes wound healing.
4. The body uses vitamin C to help metabolize fats and cholesterol, absorb iron, and synthesize amino acids and collagen.
5. Collagen is one of the primary building blocks of skin, cartilage and bones.

Periodontal disease, which destroys gum tissue and underlying jaw bones, has been linked to heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.

Fresh pineapples are available now. Enjoy.

Keep smiling.

Saundra Goodman
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