3 TRADITIONS TO FALL INTO THIS AUTUMN

31st August 2018

Many would argue that there is not much better than the season of autumn. The best shows come back on the telly, crunchy leaves excite even the most mature of adults, nights in with cosy blankets, a take away and a DVD is reason to never leave the house again and finally, Halloween – need we say any more?!

3 traditions to fall into this autumn:

  1. Apple bobbing

Planning or attending a Halloween party this year? Try apple-bobbing as if you win, your teeth win too! Apples are great for your pearly whites as not only are they high in fibre and water, the act of eating an apple produces saliva, which washes away bacteria and acid in your food.

Tip – If you’re hosting the party, make sure to provide protective goggles for your guests, to prevent any eye-infections etc!

  1. Eat treats at meal times

Sweets are everywhere this time of year: candy corn, fun sized chocolate bars, Reese’s pieces and deny yourself the sweet treats altogether may make you crave them even more. If this sounds familiar, try and eat the sweets at meal times only, or shortly after your meal, as saliva production increases during meals, which helps to cancel out the acids and sugar in the sweets.

 

  1. Pumpkin everything

Pumpkin lattes, pumpkin pies – pumpkin recipes take over the internet this time of year, so whether you’re making a pumpkin risotto or simply carving one for Halloween, make sure to save the ‘guts’ of the pumpkin.

The pulp is filled with Vitamin A, potassium and fibre which are all great for keeping the enamel strong and healthy. Turn the pulp into pumpkin puree, by simple steaming it over boiling water and then using a food processor to create a puree.

Keep those seeds too, as these little things are full of goodness for your teeth as they are packed magnesium, which again strengths your teeth. Simply roast them on a baking tray with a bit of oil and salt for a delicious, healthy and season appropriate snack!

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