It feels like a dog eat dog world sometimes, doesn’t it? We’re constantly in a hurry, always feeling like we’re late and should be somewhere else. Obviously, this lifestyle and the diet that goes with it affects not only our body, but teeth in particular.
Yet, there are ways how to eat quick and healthy. Here is a list of five snacks you can always have on the go.
CHEESE AND DIARY Cheese, milk and low-fat yoghurts are low in sugar and high in calcium and protein, which are primary minerals that build stronger teeth and bones. Cut the cheese into small cube, pack them into your backpack or purse and munch on them while you’re on your way.
NUTS Nuts too are rich in protein and help us build stronger teeth. When you chew nuts, you also produce saliva, which naturally protects and cleans your teeth. And don’t forget: nuts are a great healthy alternative to potato chips and other salty snacks.
FRUIT AND VEGETABLES You’ve surely heard this one already, but fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins and nutrients vital for our health. Pre-bagged snacks are high in added sugar and hardly provide any nutrition at all, so apples, cucumber slices or even celery are great substitutes.
LEAN PROTEINS Lean proteins like fish, chicken and eggs contain high amounts of phosphorus, which is a key mineral protecting your teeth. Try chicken salad with celery and nuts for an extra healthy snack.
WATER Water is the best tool for keeping our mouths clean, especially fluoridated water, which helps make teeth more resistant to acidic foods. If you know it’s going to be a long day, you do need something to drink. Grab a bottle of water instead of a box of juice or one of those extra sugary sodas. Also, water can help remove debris caught in your teeth, which can lead to enamel loss and acid buildup.
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