By Mariah Chitouras on Feb 14, 2019 @ 08:30 AM
When you Google the word “millennials,” one of the first things to come up is “avocado toast.” Recently, the internet exploded, memes and all, blaming avocado toast for why millennials supposedly can’t save money.
But are millennials onto something healthwise, if not financially wise? Eating avocado toast (specifically the avocado) can help maintain good oral health, while having a delicious breakfast.
Let’s count the ways avocados are good for you…and did you know it’s a fruit?
- Oral cancer prevention: Scientists have shown that avocados can help fight oral cancer and prevent precancerous oral cells from turning cancerous.
- Fight tooth decay: The potassium that avocados has, much like bananas, helps fight tooth decay. If you don’t like bananas, avocados are a great option. Lack of potassium can contribute to tooth decay.
- Magnesium: This one is two benefits for the price of one. Magnesium helps fight inflammation, so if you have inflamed gums, avocados can help. Magnesium can also help with the remineralization of your teeth. An avocado has as much as 15 percent of the recommended daily value of magnesium.
While you might have scoffed at avocados as the next trendy item for millennials, it might be time to take another look at them and give them a second chance.
If you’re concerned about oral cancer, tooth decay or inflamed gums, make an appointment with your dentist—it’s easier to treat these concerns with early detection.