Best Burger for Dental Health
Americans have a love affair with hamburgers, over 13 billion of them are consumed annually. While some individuals get their fix with a beer at their local pub or a friends BBQ, countless folks rely on getting their burgers from fast food chains such as McDonald's, Wendy's and Burger King. Eating those foods as an occasional treat and as part of a diet more aligned to the Government's Nutrition Plate is fine, but for individuals who rely on these types of restaurants, alternating with the vegetarian option (typically not on the regular menu) can be a life saver.
For example, say your lifestyle brings you to McDonald's four times a week for a Quarter Pounder with Cheese. That baby is 520 calories and features 26gm of fat. The burger is served on a processed white flour bun. On the other hand, the McVeggie Sandwich including cheese (a soy-based veggie patty) is served on a whole-wheat bun and contains 410 calories and around 8gm of fat. By making that swap, individuals can get a more powerful nutritional punch and ultimately shave 22,880 calories (and around 6.5 pounds) from their annual diet.
In order to make the most out of a fast-food burger meal, individuals are also encouraged to skip the soda and sip water instead. That swap can help save money (soda can cost approximately $4 to $8 a gallon for an approximate annual savings amount ranging from $800 to $1,200) and boost dental health. Plus, swapping french fries for a side of apple slices will shave even more calories while providing an extra serving of fruit.
The United States is known as a melting pot of cultures courtesy of the nations long history of being a land of promise for immigrants. It is for that reason that local menus are teaming with a variety of food including Thai, Japanese and Mexican and for many, no Sunday night is complete without their order of Chinese delivery.
The wrong (but delicious) Chinese food such as fried egg rolls, noodle dishes and breaded chicken is going to be high in calories and sodium. The very first step to ensuring the best take-out option is ordered is to avoid any dishes that use the words "fried" or "crispy" in their descriptions.
After that, there are countless options that can provide a quick but healthy meal. Individuals should first focus on the lean protein of their choice (such as hard pressed tofu, shrimp, chicken or beef) and then make sure their dish is heavy on veggies including (but not limited to) broccoli, bok choy, carrots and onions. We all know that getting those options steamed will be bland, so instead request "no oil" and the kitchen staff will do their best to oblige. Additionally, choosing brown rice (over white) is smarter as it will help diners get their fix of daily whole grains and fiber.
No matter how many healthy take-out meals are consumed, additional steps are needed to gain dental health. That process includes practicing daily oral hygiene to remove stray food particles and dental plaque and getting professional dental care from a dentist. Individuals looking to find a dentist can call 1-800-DENTIST, 24/7 to get the contact of a great provider close to home.