Fasting all night long leaves the body ready for a healthy breakfast. We might skip breakfast because of a busy schedule or lack of time in the morning, but there are many arguments for fueling up first thing in the morning. Breakfast helps us focus and potentially perform better in school, while helping with weight management. A healthy breakfast also gives us a boost of vitamins and minerals at the beginning of the day. A bad breakfast is not only bad for our teeth, but makes us feel sluggish before we even get out the door—setting us on a track for unhealthy choices throughout the day.
How Often Do You Eat Breakfast On-The-Go?
We usually don’t give ourselves time for healthy breakfast options. We grab something handy and rush out the door. Donuts, starchy muffins, and sugary pastries gulped down with acidic orange juice or tooth-staining coffee aren’t exactly tooth friendly. Even our morning cereals may contain more decay-causing sugar than candy bars!
3 Smart Breakfast Tips To Protect Your Teeth
- Choose whole grains. They’re better for you, and easier on your teeth than refined starches.
- Yogurt naturally neutralizes acids on teeth. Adding granola, chopped nuts, or fruit can make your breakfast more nutritious and delicious!
- If you eat acidic fruits, juices or smoothies, rinse your mouth with water when finished.
What’s good for your teeth is usually what’s good for your body. Here are some great menu ideas:
- Whole grain, sugar-light cereal with calcium-rich milk
- Scrambled eggs and whole-wheat toast
- Yogurt with granola or muesli
- Personal Favorite – Quick Grits with blueberry and nuts
What’s your favorite quick-and-healthy breakfast? Share in the comments below. We love to hear from you.
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