Healthy Holiday Foods You’ll Love
The holidays are here and with food on the minds of most people some throw good eating habits and healthy holiday foods out the window for the sake of some, “Holiday Cheer.”
If you are one of those people you probably don’t put much thought into your teeth and gums, which is a shame because what you eat plays a huge roll in oral health. Healthy holiday foods are fun to make and even more enjoyable to eat.
According to Sturm & Associates, that sticky fruit cake that is loaded with caramel is not healthy for the number on the scale or your teeth.
Healthy Holiday Foods for Teeth
If you are hosting the holiday festivities put some thought into what you’ll be laying out on your festive table and include healthy holiday foods.
If you are going buffet style prepare waist and teeth friendly snacks such as celery and carrots. Include broccoli, sugar snap peas, crispy cucumbers and grape tomatoes and you are well on your way to a healthy buffet for the holidays.
Keep on the trend and roll up some lettuce leaves with your favourite salad. Try chicken with a Thai rub or go traditional with a deli chicken salad rolled in a nice sized iceberg lettuce leaf.
Flat Breads and Tortillas
While both will stick to crevice and cracks and teeth they aren’t as bad as doughy sandwich and dinner rolls. Hawaiian style rolls are even worse as they are loaded with sugar.
The best thing you can do is leave bread alone. If you must indulge go with a corn tortilla or a nice flat bread.
Dried Fruit and Nuts
Nuts are great for both your teeth and your waistline. Just keep in mind that some are better than others when it comes to healthy holiday foods.
Dried Fruit, sugar glazed nuts and trail mix types of holiday snacks have sugar and are sticky. That’s double trouble for your teeth.
Try making your own healthy holiday foods. An old fashioned Chex Mix low in salt and high in nut content is an excellent choice. Opt for a combination of wheat and rice Chex and your guests will love you for it.
Beverages for Healthy Teeth
Always keep plenty of bottled water on hand and don’t forget the sparkly stuff for added cheer. In addition, mix your holiday punch with less sugar and try something different such as carbonated flavoured water.
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If you would like to know more about healthy holiday foods for teeth call or send a text and talk to a team member from Sturm & Associates today.