Your Health For Tag "nutrition"

  • Zucchini-Oatmeal Cookies
    Apr. 29, 2022

    Zucchini-Oatmeal Cookies

    Recipes

    Ingredients: ½ cup butter ¾ cup Stevia or other sugar substitute 1 egg ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 1 ½ cups grated zucchini 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 cup quick cooking oats 1 cup granola 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In... More »

  • Easter Deviled Eggs
    Mar. 29, 2022

    Easter Deviled Eggs

    Recipes

    Ingredients: 12 large eggs ¼ cup creamy salad dressing or low-fat mayo Salt and ground black pepper to taste Hot sauce ¼ teaspoon dry mustard 4 drops red food coloring 4 drops blue food coloring 4 drops green food coloring 3 cups water Directions: Place eggs into a large saucepan, cover with cold water, and... More »

  • Your A to Z guide to vitamins and minerals for great oral health
    Mar. 2, 2022

    Your A to Z guide to vitamins and minerals for great oral health

    General oral health

    What’s the first thing you think about when it comes to maintaining a healthy mouth? Brushing your teeth twice a day? Maybe it’s flossing daily. Or seeing your dentist regularly. Of course, those are all vital to good oral health. But have you considered how important your diet and nutrition are to a healthy smile? Here are key vitamins and minerals that can have an influence on your oral health.

  • Four Ways You Could Be at Risk for Tooth Loss
    May 1, 2019

    Four Ways You Could Be at Risk for Tooth Loss

    General oral health

    Older Americans are keeping their teeth longer than ever.1 Here’s more good news: Some causes of tooth loss can be in your control. That’s why it is so important to maintain a good oral health routine and visit your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings.

  • Mashed Sweet Potatoes
    Feb. 20, 2019

    Mashed Sweet Potatoes

    Recipes

    Sweet potatoes are jam-packed with mouth-friendly nutrients like vitamins A and C for gum health.1 This recipe for mashed sweet potatoes is naturally sweet but doesn’t contain added sugars. Plus, it’s quick and easy to make!

  • Quick pumpkin pudding
    Nov. 12, 2018

    Quick pumpkin pudding

    Recipes

    Pumpkin is a staple of the season and a super good source of vitamin A for gum health and enamel strength.1 To avoid the sugar and starch often found in pumpkin pie, try this festive sugar-free recipe for pumpkin pudding. Ingredients: 1 package (5.1 ounces) of sugar-free vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix 12... More »

  • A full Thanksgiving menu of mouth-friendly nutrients
    Nov. 12, 2018

    A full Thanksgiving menu of mouth-friendly nutrients

    General oral health

    Nutritious foods show up in abundance during November's festivities. If you're searching for nutrients that'll help your smile, learn where they might be hiding in your Thanksgiving meal.   Main dishes Turkey is rich in protein, which means it contains high amounts of phosphorus.1 Phosphorus is important for strengthening bones and teeth as well as... More »

  • Halloween Treats that Will Scare Away – or Attract – Monster Cavities
    Oct. 5, 2018

    Halloween Treats that Will Scare Away – or Attract – Monster Cavities

    Children’s Oral Health

    Children will be decked out in costumes this Halloween – and they'll also bring home bags filled with sugary chocolate, hard candy, gum, caramel and other cavity-causing treats. But don't be scared: Delta Dental of Illinois has advice on choosing the best kinds of candy to keep your child's smile healthy during this spine-chilling season.... More »

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

    Roasted pears with blue cheese and walnuts

    Recipes

    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 »

  • Sweet Potato Chips
    Aug. 15, 2018

    Sweet Potato Chips

    Recipes

    These sweet potato chips are a great way to replace starchy, salty chips with something that tastes just as great and helps maintain gum health with a boost of vitamins A and C.1     Ingredients: 1 large sweet potato, peeled 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil ¼ teaspoon salt Directions: Preheat oven to 225 degrees... More »

  • Blueberry Frozen Yogurt
    Jul. 15, 2018

    Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

    Recipes

    After enjoying the hot weather, cool off with a treat that'll keep your smile shining. The yogurt in this refreshing recipe has calcium to support teeth and strengthen bones. Plus, the blueberries are full of vitamin C, which can help keep gums healthy.1 Ingredients: 3 cups fresh blueberries 2 cups low-fat Greek yogurt ½ cup... More »

  • Sweet Potato Burgers
    Jun. 14, 2018

    Sweet Potato Burgers

    Recipes

    Your party food might be a hit with friends, but make sure it isn't a blow to their oral health. Keep your summer shindigs mouth-friendly with this recipe for sweet potato burgers. Sweet potatoes aren't just tasty; they also contain nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin E and potassium that are good for oral health.1 Ingredients:... More »

  • Crustless Spinach Quiche
    May 9, 2018

    Crustless Spinach Quiche

    Recipes

    This Mother's Day, surprise mom with breakfast in bed – but be sure to choose a recipe that'll make her Mother's Day and her smile happy. This recipe for crustless spinach quiche has loads of mouth-healthy nutrients like calcium from the cheese, folic acid from the spinach and protein from the eggs. Plus, choosing a... More »

  • May is Women's Health Month
    May 8, 2018

    May is Women's Health Month

    General oral health

    According to a new survey by Delta Dental of Illinois, 1 in 5 women in Illinois have been told they have gum disease1, which has been linked to several health problems affecting women. May is Women's Health Month, and Delta Dental of Illinois wants to educate women about the unique oral health needs they face.... More »

  • 6 Time-Saving Oral Health Hacks
    May 2, 2018

    6 Time-Saving Oral Health Hacks

    General oral health

    For Mother's Day, it's important to take a moment to recognize just how much moms and the women in our lives do for their families and friends all year round. Our gift to mothers this year is a list of six time-saving oral health hacks that can make things a little bit easier for moms... More »