This is the weirdest issue ever.
I think fruit is making my mouth hurt. After I eat just straight up fruit, or my morning (mostly) fruit smoothie, my mouth hurts. It feels like, raw, like someone has been rubbing on my tongue with sandpaper.
Is this abnormal? Am I having a reaction to so much fruit sugars? Does anyone have suggestions for foods I could eat to balance this off? I know. Greens greens greens. Here is the problem. I'm still new to all this and still getting used to veggies. I was never a big veggie/greens eater, so I'm still finding it hard to find things to eat.
Actually, now that I think about it, things like tomatoes and onions have been seeming to hurt my mouth more too. Is it acid? Reflux? I really hope it cuts it out soon. In the meantime, any clue what I can do to fix this?
Shot in the dark here, but maybe try cutting down on acids and see how you feel.
Also, you're absolutely right - greens greens greens. ;)
Have you been putting pineapple in there?
awwww you stole my question....hahahaha Pineapple can be a mouthwrecker! Especially unripe ones. Unripe mouths not unripe pineapples....hahahaha
Originally Posted by lafsalot
I would call this adjusting to different foods.
Coconut oil in your mouth swished will help with soreness.
To keep body in alkaline state...yup..GREENS GREENS N MORE GREENS.
You might take non-aluminum baking soda and swish in mouth and spit out.
Or lemon water swish. Mineral salt and water swish.
Indeed, I have been eating a lot of pineapple actually, including in my morning smoothie, along with orange. Its tasted good, except now the stupid pain!
I have some idea which fruits are acidy and might be causing a problem, but does anyone have a list/resource/website with a listing? I obviously need to inform myself better on this.
And the problem with balancing off eating greens is the only greens I really want to eat lately are romaine lettuce and baby spinach. Is that enough variety? Are there any veggies that help reduce acidity?
Thanks lovenlife - I will look into doing swishes with those! I've actually looked at coconut oil before and it looks pretty solid to be swishing . . .does it need to be warmed or put in a bit of warm water first?
No, it is not mixed and/or heated up first. Just scoop some up and put it in your mouth. You can start swishing once it is melted - it's called oil pulling. Continue doing it for 15-20 minutes, spit it out (don't swallow) and rinse your mouth w water. There should be an oil pulling thread in the forums if you want to check it out.
Acv/water gargle is another one you might try - usually works for me.
There is a wide variety of other leafy greens you can use in your smoothies - kale, dandelion, beet greens, swiss chard, and so on and on........
Hope your mouth feels better soon ~ C
Last edited by lafsalot; 06-10-2010 at 08:15 AM.
Oh well if it's scoopable with a spoon that'll work! :) I wasn't sure how solid it was. Definitely going to pick some up next trip to the store - I've heard good things about coconut and its healing properties and all that.
Might also want to check out this sticky for a variety of different ways to make smoothies - you don't always have to use acidic fruits
ok so stupid question, would it help whiten teeth? (the oil pulling)
not stupid Question....yes it does!
Thanks for the reminder on the smoothie thread. I'd gotten used to using the same "formula" (namely, orange base w/ pineapple & frozen banana, with a large amount of something else in rotation) for my smoothie base because it seemed to be working well and covering up the green taste well. However, I'm getting more used to greens, and not minding the taste, and getting better at proportions, so trying a new formula might be good at this point to accommodate what my body needs more :)
Christinajade - Yes! The oil pulling is said to whiten teeth too.
Here is the thread for that:
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