Did you wake up late this morning and rush out the door on an empty stomach because you didn’t have time to eat breakfast? You’ve always heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it’s true! Dr. Young can offer healthy tips to keep your body and smile healthy in the morning and throughout the day.
Breakfast Prevents Snacking
If you’re dieting, you may think that skipping breakfast will help you lose weight. However, it actually has the opposite effect. Skipping breakfast will mean that you’ll be hungry in the mid-morning hours, and more likely to snack on unhealthy foods. Snacking throughout the day gives oral bacteria more time to feed and attack your teeth. Breakfast, however, boosts your metabolism and will keep you full enough so you can make healthier food choices at lunchtime. You won’t be so hungry that you’ll just reach for the first thing that’s available. Instead, you’ll take time to plan your meal and consider what you’re eating. Healthier foods will help you lose weight and protect your smile from all the sugars and carbohydrates that bacteria thrive off of.
Quick and Beneficial
If you don’t have time to prepare a nutritious meal in the morning, there are many quick nutritious breakfast snacks that will help satisfy your stomach on the run. Granola, oatmeal, fresh fruit, whole grain muffins, and yogurt have lots of nutrients that will keep your body and mouth strong.
Eating breakfast in the morning can also help wake up your body. Many people rely on coffee to boost their alertness in the morning, but this tooth-stainer doesn’t have as many nutrients or benefits as a healthy morning meal. Also, studies have shown that people who eat breakfast have better comprehension and more effective performance during the day.
Ask Dr. Young if your eating habits are damaging your smile. Contact our dentist office in Lafayette, LA, at (337) 237-6453 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Young.