If you find yourself skipping breakfast often due to lack of time in the mornings, you may wish to plan better for the future. Having a healthy and nutritional breakfast is the way to go if you want to start each day with energy and vitality. Since it’s the most important meal of the day, it’s a huge mistake to skip it entirely. Moreover, you’ll only end up craving for – and consuming – more food during the day.
Of course, you’ll also want to be selective about what you eat because consuming junk food is self-defeating, no matter the time of day. You’ll also need recipes that are fast and easy to whip up – not all of us can afford long morning breakfast rituals.
To get you going, here are some of our top recommendations. Needless to say, they are also teeth-friendly recipes!
Eggs are excellent sources of Vitamin D and calcium, both important nutrients to strengthen your bones and teeth. Try this quick and easy poached eggs recipe:
Fill up a deep pan with water, add a pinch of salt, vinegar, and bring to boil. Using a spoon (slotted spoons are recommended), stir up a tiny whirlpool in the water. Crack the egg and gently release it into the centre of the whirlpool. Done correctly, the whites will wrap around the yolk. Depending on how runny you like your eggs, let the egg set for 3-5 minutes. Three minutes will give you a completely runny yolk and 5 minutes a firm centre.
Once the egg is set, gently lift it from the boiling water with a spoon or ladle, and place it on a plate overlaid with kitchen paper (to prevent a soggy toast). Eat with buttered toast.
A fruity smoothie made up of kiwi and mixed berries makes a great breakfast option – packed with vitamin C! Apart from oranges, kiwis contain more Vitamin C than most fruits, especially considering its small size. A good daily dose of Vitamin C is great for your gums and helps to ward off periodontal disease.
Simply mix up the following fruits with yoghurt (8 ounce) in a blender and you’re good to go:
Kiwi – 1 fruit
Frozen berries – 1/2 cup
Orange – 1/2 cup
Banana – 1 fruit
Strawberries – 1 cup
This is a low-sugar option that is not only good for your teeth, it gives you the energy boost you need to get the morning started.
Melt one teaspoon of butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Combine two eggs, a quarter cup of full-fat milk, a pinch each of vanilla powder, ground cinnamon and stevia into a shallow dish.
Coat two slices of gluten-free bread with the mixture, drain excess and place onto frying pan. Cook for 1-2 minutes each side, until golden and crisp. To add colour and taste, serve with toppings like rice malt syrup and baked rhubarb.
No matter how teeth-friendly these breakfast options are, it is still recommended that you clean your teeth after each meal. To save time, pack a tooth-brush kit in your bag as you head out, so that you can brush your teeth at the workplace later. This will also give your teeth at least 30 minutes to remineralize from the attack of food acids.1
If you wish to book an appointment for a preventive dental check-and-clean, please contact Sydney CBD Dental at (02) 9232 3900.
1. Waugh, Rob. "Brushing your teeth too soon after meals can seriously damage them, warn dentists." Daily Mail Online. June 04, 2012. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2154482/Brushing-teeth-meals-actually-damage-them.html.