This year, National Obesity Awareness Week starts on 14th January and runs to the 20th. Organisers are asking the UK to join them in a New Year’s resolution to help improve the nation’s health.
The statistics are scary. Roughly one in four adults are affected by obesity, as are one in five children aged 10 to 11. Obesity can lead to many serious health conditions, including Type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke and some types of cancer. Psychological issues such as isolation, depression and low self-esteem can also be caused by obesity or worsened by it.
Health professionals across the country are always keen to raise the public’s awareness of how to lose weight healthily. Avoiding food that is high in sugar will not only help you keep the weight down, it will benefit your teeth too – so it’s a win-win!
As well as avoiding processed foods that are high in sugar, don’t add sugar to food or drinks, avoid sugary drinks altogether and don’t snack between meal times.
Some types of food are actually good your teeth. Try and make sure you are including them in your diet – but stick to mealtimes for enjoying them.
- Leafy green vegetables
- Plain yoghurt
- Sugar free chewing gum
Revive Dental Care welcomes new NHS patients to join us at our practices in Monton, Davyhulme, Bexley Square Salford and Ancoats.