Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you’re not a big fan, September is a great way to at least start because it’s National Better Breakfast Month. Instead of eating muffins and cookies, we’ve got the lowdown on what foods are good for your health and teeth!
Not All Cereals Are Good for You
First, opt for whole grain cereals because they’re low in sugar. The problem is that a lot of cereals have too much sugar and other artificial ingredients labeled as “healthy.” Second, always read the labels. Kids love to pick out a cereal, but the funny cartoon-box ones are the worst! Look for cereals that list a whole grain and watch for the ones high in fat and sodium.
Eat More Eggs
Eggs are full of protein. Incorporate fresh vegetables and cheese which helps you load up on vitamins. Egg yolks contain vitamin D which helps build and maintain healthy teeth.
Make A Smoothie
Smoothies are one of the best things to have for breakfast. The nutritional value of smoothies depends on what you put in your blender. First, start off with some protein by adding low-fat milk, soy milk, almond milk or yogurt. Secondly, add frozen fruit (berries, peaches, frozen banana) and crushed ice and blend it.
Feel free to add nuts, vegetables and leafy greens to increase the nutritional content of your smoothie.
Eat Yogurt During Better Breakfast Month
Yogurt is full of calcium and acidophilus, a probiotic that keeps your digestive system healthy. Some yogurts come with granola or chopped nuts. Layer some sliced fruit in between layers of plain or vanilla yogurt in a clear plastic cup. Not only is it fun to look at it, but it’s tasty too!
If you have any questions regarding what breakfast foods are best for your teeth, contact Dr. Nick. He’ll be happy to give you some helpful tips.