Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but with all of the sugary breakfast cereals and artificial juices on the market, sometimes it does more harm than good. A healthy breakfast should include fresh ingredients, macro- and micro-nutrients, and little added sugar. Here are some tips for putting together a well-balanced breakfast that keeps you smiling throughout the day:
- Avoid cereal with added sugar. Bran flakes may not sound terribly appealing, but consuming marshmallows and sweetened rice puffs early in the morning will lead to spikes in blood sugar, making you even hungrier later. Besides, allowing sugar to sit on your teeth all day is a recipe for tooth decay. Try adding fresh fruit to make wholesome cereal more appealing.
- Make your own oatmeal. Rather than relying on pre-packaged instant oatmeal, use unprocessed oats, nuts, fresh and dried fruit, and spices to cook a customizable hot cereal breakfast.
- Go savory. Take a few minutes out of your morning to throw together an egg scramble with fresh spinach, diced tomatoes and cheese so that you start your day with healthy fats, protein, vitamins and minerals.
If you want to keep your mouth and teeth healthy, we recommend eating foods that keep your body healthy. For more information on nutrition and oral health, contact A Beautiful Smile at Lake Pointe today.