Are you looking to improve your diet and dental health? Then you’re in luck because today is National Eat Your Veggies Day! Instead of packing sugar for lunch, swap it out for some fresh veggies. You’d be surprised how much energy you’ll have throughout the day rather than crashing from a sugar rush. Not sure where to start?
Leafy greens should always be on your healthy foods list. Not only are they full of vitamins and minerals. but low in calories too.
So what leafy greens do we mean? Kale and spinach promote oral health. They’re high in calcium, which builds your teeth’s enamel. They also contain a type of B vitamin that “helps treat gum disease in pregnant women,” according to MedlinePlus. Add baby spinach to your next lunch salad or add kale on your pizza.
Did you know that carrots are full of fiber? Take raw carrots as a work snack because it increases saliva production in your mouth, which reduces your risk of cavities. Top your salad with a few slices of raw carrots.
Sure, celery is boring. However, it helps scrape food particles and bacteria away from your teeth. It’s also a good source of vitamins A and C, which helps your gums. Make celery tasty but topping it with some low-fat cream cheese – YUM!
Celebrate National Eat Your Veggies Day All Year Long
Don’t have the “I’m just going to eat healthy today” mentality. You should be incorporating veggies into every meal. If you need additional tips on what to do, contact Dr. Nick’s WHITE & healthy Dentistry.
Dr. Nick brings over 25 years of experience in both clinical patient care and management as a dental professional. He would be happy to help educate you on the importance of dental care. Contact him today to set up an appointment!