The secret is out. Many of the cereals made for children are loaded with processed sugar and other unhealthy ingredients that can wreak havoc on your children's oral health. But there is something you can do. You can opt to buy healthier options, or you can make your own cereal, which will help control what ingredients are used. The following is a peanut butter and chocolate cereal recipe that your kids may love, and it contains many oral-friendly ingredients.
Organic Peanut Butter
Peanut butter is simply peanuts that have been ground and processed. You can do this yourself with organic raw peanuts; soak them overnight, and grind them in your food processor. You can add a little oil as needed to get the consistency that you desire. Peanuts will be helpful to your children's oral health because they contain a healthy dose of vitamin D and calcium. These nutrients are the backbone of your gums and teeth.
This recipe will call for a generous amount of this healthy sweetener. Honey is highly osmotic, which will suffocate any oral pathogens in your child's mouth. It is also antibacterial, which will help further kill harmful bacteria lingering in your child's mouth.
The next ingredient that will be highlighted is coconut oil. This oil is very antibacterial, just like raw honey. It contains several fatty acids and enzymes, which help kill some of the bacteria in your child's mouth.
Raw cacao powder
Raw cacao powder is chocolate manufactured without removing the outer shell of the cocoa bean, which is important, as it contains high amounts of CBH. This is an active ingredient that has been shown to prevent tooth decay.
Now that you know some of the benefits within this cereal, you can move on to the recipe.
This should make 2 heaping cups of cereal. But this homemade cereal is very filling. Your child should be full with a 1/2 cup in some whole milk. Now you can give your children a healthy, tasty cereal without feeling guilty. Talk to a pediatric dentist to learn other dietary methods to improve oral health.Share
18 November 2015
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