It is 3.30 in the afternoon and you start to feel tired and a little bit hungry. Before you reach for a sugar-loaded muesli bar or even worse a chocolate bar please consider these tooth-friendly options that are also healthier for you.
They are naturally packed with fibre, protein, essential fats, vitamins and minerals. Nuts are naturally low in sugar! Go for almonds and hazelnuts if you are watching your saturated fat consumption. Choose natural raw or toasted nuts over flavoured or salted pre-packaged variety as it may hide lots of additives.
2. Carrot and Celery Sticks with Hummus Dip
Crunchy, fresh and healthy! Pre-cut your carrot and celery sticks and store them in plastic zip-lock bags for convenience. Either eat them as it is or try them with hummus dip.
3. Boiled Egg
Nothing beats good old-fashioned boiled egg! It is a good source of protein and amino acids plus naturally low in sugar. Cook it to your liking and sprinkle a bit of salt on egg yolk.
Cheese is rich in calcium and phosphate plus helps to neutralise acid in your mouth making it an ideal tooth-friendly snack. Store single-serve portions in your fridge for a quick and easy snack option.
Just like cheese it has lots of calcium and phosphate. It is high in protein and if you are watching your fat intake opt for low-fat or skim variety (choose plain over flavoured type). Try having a glass of milk instead of sugar-loaded fruit juice as your next “pick-me-up” drink.