Your Health For Tag "fruit"

  • Watermelon fruit pizza
    Sep. 24, 2020

    Watermelon fruit pizza


    This easy-to-prepare treat is a refreshing snack or dessert that the whole family will love. Your mouth will love it, too. That’s because watermelon is high in vitamin C but low in acid, so it helps keep teeth and gums healthy. Plus, it’s high in fiber and water so it cleans your teeth naturally.

  • Should You Avoid Some Fruit?
    Jun. 1, 2019

    Should You Avoid Some Fruit?

    General oral health

    With so much produce in season right now, it’s a good time to consider the effects of fruit on your smile. Not only are fruits better for you than sweets, they can also reduce your cravings for sugary snacks. Most fruits are mouth-friendly, especially crisp ones like apples that help clean plaque from your teeth and freshen breath.1 However, some fruits may have surprising effects on your smile.

  • Healthy blueberry smoothie
    Apr. 26, 2019

    Healthy blueberry smoothie


    When mouth pain makes eating difficult, this antioxidant and vitamin-packed drink gives you a convenient way to add nutrients like fiber and calcium to your diet. This healthy blueberry smoothie is packed with flavor, so you don’t need to add sugary juices — a smart move to protect your teeth.

  • Roasted pears with blue cheese and walnuts
    Sep. 22, 2018

    Roasted pears with blue cheese and walnuts


    Enjoy fall with a savory recipe that everyone in the family will love. Walnuts are a hearty nut with a serious amount of nutrients. They contain heart-healthy fats and protein that have been shown to help with diabetes, weight management and inflammation.1 Walnuts also contain magnesium, which helps the body absorb calcium for strong teeth... More »

  • Better breakfasts for brighter smiles
    Sep. 5, 2018

    Better breakfasts for brighter smiles

    General oral health

    Before rushing off to school in the morning, many families sit around the table to fuel up with the most important meal of the day. Unfortunately, one of the more common breakfast options – cereal – might have some unintended consequences for teeth. Too much sugar at breakfast time isn't a great way to start... More »

  • 7 Holiday Tips to Brighten Your Smile
    Dec. 7, 2016

    7 Holiday Tips to Brighten Your Smile

    General oral health

    This is the time of year to eat, drink and be merry with friends and family, but some holiday habits can be hard on your teeth. Follow these tips to help keep your smile merry and bright. Be cautious of candy canes. Though the minty treats are tasty, sucking on candy for a long period... More »

  • School Lunch Can Pack a Sugar Punch
    Aug. 19, 2016

    School Lunch Can Pack a Sugar Punch

    Children’s Oral Health

    Many parents think packing a brown bag lunch for their child is a healthier option than sticking with the school lunch menu. That can be true — as long as you're mindful about the items you include! Try these easy swaps to reduce the amount of sugar in your child's packed lunch. Ditch the regular... More »

  • Help Your Kids Have Healthy Smiles
    Feb. 8, 2016

    Help Your Kids Have Healthy Smiles

    Children’s Oral Health

    What children eat and drink can have a big impact on their dental health. If you're looking for a way to celebrate National Children's Dental Health Month, try incorporating some tooth-friendly choices into your family's routine. But don't forget to encourage good brushing and flossing habits as well! The saying “milk does a body good”... More »

  • Clementine Pumpkins
    Oct. 15, 2015

    Clementine Pumpkins


    Ingredients: Clementines Celery stalks Directions: Peel the clementines to reveal the orange fruit inside. Slice a 1.5-inch piece from a stalk of celery and insert it into the hole at the top of the clementine.  You may need to slice the celery stalk in half vertically to get it to fit. Repeat the process for... More »

  • Caramel Yogurt Dip with Fresh Apple Slices
    Aug. 8, 2015

    Caramel Yogurt Dip with Fresh Apple Slices


    Ingredients: 1/8 tsp. salt 2 Tbsp. agave syrup ¼ cup brown sugar One 6 oz. container plain yogurt 1 tsp. vanilla extract Apple slices Directions: Combine salt, syrup and sugar in a small saucepan and heat on low until sugar dissolves.  Remove from heat and stir in yogurt and vanilla.  Allow to cool.  For a... More »

  • A Healthy School Lunch
    Aug. 1, 2015

    A Healthy School Lunch


    Ingredients: Smoothie ½ cup frozen berries 1 banana 1 cup skim, almond or soy milk Sandwich 1 slice whole-grain bread 4 slices turkey breast Dijon or yellow mustard Veggie toppings such as lettuce, tomato, onion or pickle Directions: For the smoothie, combine all ingredients in a blender and blend. To make it a portable, lunch-friendly... More »

  • Watermelon-Blueberry Ice Pops
    Jul. 2, 2015

    Watermelon-Blueberry Ice Pops


    Ingredients: 4 cups chopped, seedless watermelon 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 cup fresh blueberries Sugar substitute to taste Directions: Puree the watermelon, lime juice and sugar substitute in a blender until smooth. Divide the blueberries among freezer pop molds or 5-oz. paper cups. Top with the watermelon mixture and insert craft sticks. Freeze for six... More »

  • Raspberry and Peach Parfait
    May 29, 2015

    Raspberry and Peach Parfait


    Ingredients: 2 peaches, cut into 2 ½ inch chunks 1 ½ cups raspberries 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice Vanilla yogurt (frozen or regular) Directions: Combine the peaches, raspberries and lemon juice in a large bowl. Let it sit for 20 minutes to allow flavors to combine. Place a scoop of yogurt into a glass or... More »

  • Fruit Salsa
    May 5, 2015

    Fruit Salsa


    Ingredients: 1 cup finely chopped strawberries 1 medium orange, peeled and finely chopped 3 kiwi, peeled and finely chopped 1 can crushed pineapple, drained 1 tablespoon lemon juice Stevia or other sugar substitute, to taste Directions: Combine all ingredients and chill until serving.     Recipe from