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Having Fish on Good Friday

Millions of people celebrate Good Friday. Fish is popular throughout Lent since most don’t eat meat on Fridays. If you’ve been doing this, great! Fish is low calorie, high in protein, and a source of omega 3.

Omega-3s

Eat more omega-3s to utilize the anti-inflammatory properties that fish has.

Vitamin D

According to Medical News Today, a vitamin D deficiency, “softens your bones and can also present as osteoporosis.”

Symptoms of a vitamin D deficiency include,

  • regular sickness or infection
  • fatigue
  • bone and back pain
  • low mood
  • muscle pain

Sources of vitamin D are,

  • fatty fish like salmon
  • egg yolks
  • cheese
  • mushrooms

In the end, eat as much fish as you can, even if you’re not religious. Fish has several health benefits and dental too!

How to Eat Better on Good Friday

Make sure your diet contains these key ingredients that are essential to your dental health:

Calcium – This mineral is important because it helps to form strong teeth and bones. Calcium helps harden your enamel and strengthen your jawbone.

Vitamin D – Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium while boosting bone mineral density.

Phosphorus – Make sure you eat foods such as cereals, wheat germs, almonds, fish, eggs, grapes or tomatoes that contain phosphorus.

Vitamin C – Foods such as potatoes, broccoli, berries and oranges are high in Vitamin C!

Tips to Avoid Tooth Decay

It’s important to practice good oral hygiene no matter at what age.

  • Drink in moderation. One a day keeps tooth decay away!
  • Dilute juice drinks as much as you can.
  • Drink with a straw to keep acids and sugars away from your teeth.
  • No soft drinks before bedtime.

If you need additional tips, talk to your local dentist! Dr. Nick’s office may be physically closed, but we are still available to answer any questions. Give us a call at 813.445.7162.

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