Help Make Mom Smile on Mother’s Day
“My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.” —Michael Jordan
If you’re like most people, your mother had a big impact on your life and the choices you continue to make today. Hey, someone had to teach you how to brush your teeth, right?
Well, Mother’s Day is right around the corner and it just might be the perfect occasion to make your mom smile. Whether you are a college student or a grown adult, taking the time to make your mother dinner will show just how much you appreciate her.
Plus, you can work in some tooth-friendly ingredients!
Here are 3 recipes that will be sure to keep the special woman in your life smiling a healthy, happy smile:
- Shiitake Mushroom Chicken with Millet(by Karen D. Krchma) – Although not confirmed by the FDA, coconut oil is said to have an antibacterial effect that may help destroy some bacteria in your mouth. Shiitake mushrooms have also been identified as a tooth-friendly veggie. Studies have shown that they contain lentinan, a sugar that might actually prevent bacteria from growing.
- Three Cheese Green Salad (Recipe by amylrowe) – This recipe is high in calcium, which helps protect your teeth against periodontal disease as well as keeps your jaw bone strong.
- Pork Chops Stuffed with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Spinach (by Giada De Laurentiis) – These pork chops are low in sugar and high in protein. When broken down by bacteria in your mouth, sugar creates acids that can decalcify or demineralize your teeth, causing tooth decay. Protein contains phosphorous which is a vital component in improving the strength of your teeth and jaw.
So whether it is one of these recipes or one of your own, cooking with foods that are high in protein or calcium, low in sugar, and filled with vegetables will help keep that beautiful smile healthy and happy!