Here at McDowell Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we admit, we are thinking about celebrating this weekend with family and friends. With Springbreak and Easter, it feels like a good time to have brunch. Some foods that you eat are better for you than others.
If you are thinking about brunch options here are the best for your teeth.
After all, we believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But make sure it is a healthy breakfast. Donuts won’t cut it.
Breakfast is good for your health because:
• Improves your metabolism
• Increases your energy
• Boosts your brain power
• Can help keep your blood sugar regulated
• Prevents overeating
• Can improve your mental health and clarity
• Improves your smile
Instead of eating a fatty sugar filled breakfast or worse skipping breakfast all together, try one of these healthy alternatives.
1. Scrambled egg/egg whites
Eating eggs is healthy for you. The protein can help improve your teeth structure by giving your body proper nutrient through protein.
2. Steel-cut oats
Oatmeal is tasty, but steal cut oats are even better for you. We like to recommend patients find a breakfast food they enjoy. Steel-cut oats can help you feel full longer, which can prevent you from overeating later in the day. Oatmeal is a great source of fiber, which can help your teeth stay clean. Oatmeal can act like a mouthwash as the food brushes up against your teeth to remove harder food particles.
3. Breakfast burrito
If you sauté onions and green peppers in pan, you can add an egg or egg whites for a scramble. Put your ingredients in a whole wheat tortilla and you will have a tasty morning burrito. We like breakfast burritos because of the vegetables options you can put inside. Eating vegetables can help improve your oral health.
4. Spinach & mushrooms
Mushrooms are a great source of energy. The health benefits of mushroom are many, from relief from high cholesterol levels, breast cancer, prostrate cancer, and diabetes. It also helps in weight loss, increasing immunity.
5. Greek yogurt with granola
Rich, thick creamy and delicious, Greek yogurt is much more than just a grab-and-go quick. This dreamy dairy product does more than just curb your hunger. Greek yogurt is high in calcium and calcium can improve and strengthen you bones. Your teeth are solid bone so eating Greek yogurt is a solid choice.
Happy Eater from all of us at McDowell Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.