Eat Better, Feel Better
Did you know there are simple food fixes you can add to your daily diet that will help you feel better? These are delicious will support the health of your entire body.
Consume Less Sugar
Drink plenty of water and fewer (or no) sweetened drinks. This includes sweetened juices, soda, sweet tea, and other sugary treats. Be aware of the sugar content of the foods you eat. Check labels; even foods that don’t need sugar often have had sugars added. Excess sugar adds empty calories, messes up your metabolism and insulin regulation, and increases your risk of a wide variety of health issues.
Eat More Plants
Fresh fruits and vegetables are great for your entire body. They are low in unhealthy fats, high in fiber, and full of vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants. The fiber in them helps clean your teeth and regulate your digestion. An easy way to make sure you are getting well-rounded nutrition is to choose a variety of colors in your vegetables and fruits. Choose whole grains for your bread and cereals.
Eat Dairy and Eggs
Dairy products are low in sugar and high in calcium, potassium, vitamin D, and protein.
Eat Lean Protein.
Lean meat such as poultry, and proteins such as eggs, legumes, nuts, and milk are high in phosphorus, B vitamins, and proteins. They also tend to be high in selenium, which helps to regulate moods and lower risk of depression.
Choose Whole Grains
Whole grains full of trace minerals, B vitamins, and high in fiber. They are linked with decreased risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and some kinds of cancer. When you feel great, you are confident in showing the world your dazzling smile.
Consult with Dr. Papandreas today about how your diet can positively support your oral health.
Call Papandreas Orthodontics to Schedule Your First Orthodontic Appointment
Dr. Samuel Papandreas provides expert orthodontic care for adults, teenagers and children at his facilities in:
• Brunswick, Ohio
• North Royalton, Ohio
His patients are fitted with customized orthodontic devices that include:
• Braces – color-matching ceramic or metal devices
• Retainers – worn at night when your braces are removed
• Invisalign aligners – clear plastic devices
• Palatal expanders – worn before your orthodontic treatment begins
You can schedule an appointment with Papandreas Orthodontics to learn about the best type of orthodontic treatment for you and your children to improve your smile correct your dental bite.
Dr. Papandreas is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Cleveland Dental Society, Ohio Dental Association and the Schulman Study Group of top orthodontic practices nationally.