The Dirty Truth About Why You Need A Tongue Scraper
In our busy modern lives, the sacred tongue has been forgotten about for far too long. It’s time to give your tongue the attention it deserves! We spend so much time ensuring the cleanliness of the other areas of our bodies, including our luscious locks, glowing skin, perfect nails, pearly whites and sweetly scented underarms, that we end up neglecting a very important part of our oral health. The good news is it’s not too late to start cleaning your tongue on a daily basis. In fact, you can buy a stainless steel tongue scraper today for as little as $10, from any natural beauty store or online. This simple little tool is a total game changer — discover the endless benefits of embracing this health enhancing practice:
Makes you more kissable
Cleaning the tongue eliminates food debris, fungi, toxins, and dead cells that can cause bad breath, making you feel fresh and confident to pucker up! After all, almost half of our oral bacteria live on and in the crevices of our tongue and are usually responsible for producing those nasty odors we definitely want to avoid.
Boosts your feeling of wellbeing
This ancient daily practice has an invigorating effect on your body, energetically stimulating the internal organs, making you feel light and bright, and enhancing your wellbeing. In addition, it increases clarity of the mind and allows you to expand your spiritual awakening.
Removes toxins to supercharge your health
The tongue acts like a mirror to all the organs of the body so a daily exam prior to scraping can give you an indication of your body’s general health status. This level of self-awareness allows you to see how your food and lifestyle choices have affected your wellbeing. If you have a thick coating, you are accumulating toxicity. Scraping the tongue daily removes any toxic build-up eliminating reabsorption into the body. By not removing these undesirable bacteria, reabsorption could lead to dental issues, respiratory difficulties, digestive problems and a compromised immune system.
Reflects your food and lifestyle choices
Residue on the tongue can result from poor food choices and eating habits, compromised digestion, and / or a reflection of an imbalanced gastrointestinal system, such as a yeast overgrowth or candida.
Enhances the flavor of food
By removing this thick coating from your tongue, you enhance your ability to taste food, making it more delicious and satisfying. Increasing the sense of taste leads to eating less, minimizing cravings and eliminating the need to add more flavor enhancements such as sugar, salt, acid or spice. You will also enjoy better digestion and absorption of nutrients.
So, how can you minimize the production of that thick tongue coating?
A healthy plant-based diet with an abundance of fiber helps to maintain balance within your oral cavity and digestive system. Join Sakara Life by eating the rainbow and enjoying a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, herbs, and spices.
How to Scrape Your Tongue
Every morning and evening after brushing and flossing your teeth, scrape your tongue in front of your bathroom mirror. Hold the two ends of the scraper in both hands, stick out your tongue and place the scraper as far back on you tongue as possible without gaging, then scrape the surface in one long stroke all the way to the tip of your tongue. Keep the pressure firm, yet gentle. Rinse the scraper and repeat until your tongue feels clean. Rinse your mouth and the tongue scraper thoroughly with water or a natural mouthwash after use.
*Sarah is a Certified Health Coach and the proud creator of My Balance & Wellness. She is a passionate Aussie who moved to sunny California for love. Sarah coaches her clients to eat right for their unique body type, supporting them in slimming down naturally and healing from the root cause. She is also a writer and on-air host, creating articles and videos that promote healthy eating and lifestyle tips. Follow Sarah on Facebook and Instagram.