Spinach & Your Oral Health

Spinach & Your Oral Health

Did you know that March 26th is National Spinach Day?

Most of us remember Popeye and his love of spinach! It started as a government campaign during the Great Depression to promote spinach as a meat substitute since it is so rich in iron.

However, did you know that it is also high in calcium? Calcium is one of the key minerals that helps to build strong enamel for teeth which helps prevent decay. It also plays an important role in making the jaw bone healthy and strong to hold teeth in place. Spinach contains folic acid, a type of B vitamin that has numerous health benefits, including gum health.

Although we cannot guarantee that eating spinach will give you superhuman strength, we still recommend following Popeye’s lead and adding it to your diet. If you struggle adding this leafy green into your diet, try adding a handful into your next salad or smoothie.

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