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Enjoy Safcol Seafood for your best smile Enjoy Safcol Seafood for your best smile

Enjoy Safcol Seafood for your best smile

by Ashleigh Feltham
Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist

When you think of the foods and beverages which support the strength and health of your teeth and gums you are likely to think dairy. While a glass of milk has a lot to offer to your oral health what you may not consider is the important role seafood plays. Seafood like the quality range at Safcol Seafood has many nutritional benefits that can contribute to optimising the health of your gums and teeth giving you your best smile.

You may be surprised to know that fish like sardines and salmon with bones are good sources of calcium. 60g of sardines in canned water and 1/2 cup or 100g of canned pink salmon with bones is a serve of dairy needed for strong bones and teeth. Both varieties of fish are available for your enjoyment by Safcol Seafood.

Your body needs calcium for strong bones and teeth however calcium cannot be absorbed without vitamin D. Vitamin D is fat-soluble and is found in good amounts in seafood. Another benefit of this vitamin is that it may help restore the enamel of your teeth.

The nutrients which provide support to the health of your teeth are not limited to two. Seafood is a good source of the mineral phosphorus. Phosphorus helps protect and rebuild your enamel.

Your teeth need protein to enhance their structure. Of specific importance is the amino acid or building block of a protein called arginine. This amino acid changes the acidity in your mouth which reduces your risk of developing dental cavities. Finally, the omega 3 fat found in seafood reduces inflammation in your mouth and promotes strong connective tissue for overall strong gums and teeth.

Enjoy Safcol Seafood for your best smile


Take home message

Seafood has a lot to offer in terms of nutrients for optimal dental health. Keep your winning smile by enjoying Safcol Seafood as a regular part of your diet.

Not only is Safcol the Seafood Experts tuna lunchbox friendly, but it also tastes delicious, and boasts some amazing health benefits! Tuna contains Omega-3 fats that are an unsaturated form of fat called polyunsaturated. These types of fats cannot be made by the body, so we need to include them as part of our diet to stay healthy. For good health, you need omega-3 fats in our diet, particularly the type which comes from fish and seafood because it contains two acids known as docosahexaenoic acid or DHA and eicosapentaenoic acid or EPA. These two acids are linked to better health for your body particularly for your brain and heart.