Alkaline guru and founder of Honestly Healthy Food, Natasha Corrett worked with BlanX, the premium teeth whitening toothpaste brand, to look at ways to maintain a white smile using natural products and foods.
The results show that eating foods such as strawberries, cauliflower, apples, celery and carrots can help to whiten your teeth.
BlanX products contain natural whitening extracts and non-abrasive ingredients that don't damage the enamel, and work effectively when combined with a healthy nutritional lifestyle.
Natasha says "BlanX is great for helping to restore teeth to their natural whiteness without damaging the enamel, and it's best to compliment it with other natural whiteners. A healthy smile starts with a healthy diet, consuming the right foods and avoiding the wrong ones."
"Strawberries are fantastic natural whiteners because they contain Malic Acid, which removes surface stains from teeth and whitens the enamel."
"Another tip is to consume foods that 'crunch', this is because the crunching motion breaks down plaque, which is ideal for restoring whiteness during the afternoon. Foods such as apples, nuts & seeds, cauliflower and broccoli have a fantastic crunch and are a surprising cause of pearly whites."
"It's important to keep producing saliva in the mouth throughout the day, to neutralise acid and help remove extra debris. I like to eat foods such as pears, celery and carrots, all brilliant for producing saliva."
"Simple measures such as avoiding too much coffee and red wine, eating these prime healthy foods and using a natural whitening toothpaste can keep teeth looking tip top and sparkling, without spending a fortune on chemical whitening treatments."
Natasha's tips and recipe are revealed in two BlanX videos here: