Nutrition is always a concern when you want to keep your teeth healthy. Too much sugar or acidic foods can wreak havoc on your teeth.
Unfortunately, many people have formed a connection between celebrating and food that is bad for you. It is not surprising then, that almost all holidays are associated with an increase in junk food consumption.
This 4th of July, Delta Dental of New Jersey wants to remind you to care for your teeth while celebrating the freedom of the United States of America. It is easier than you think. Instead of making that double chocolate chip brownie with a graham cracker crust and cherry topping, try one of our favorite recipes that won’t leave your mouth screaming for a dentist.
Poached Peaches and Raspberries in Sauternes
4 large ripe peaches, washed and dried
2 1/2 cups Sauternes, ice wine or white port
1 pint raspberries, washed and dried
1. In a deep saucepan, place peaches in one layer. Pour sauternes over peaches, and add enough cold water to just cover them; bring to a boil. Lower heat to medium and cook until tender, about 15 minutes.
2. Using a slotted spoon, transfer peaches to a bowl. Once cool enough to handle, peel peaches and place each whole peach in 1 large wine goblet; let cool completely.
3. Divide raspberries among glasses. Meanwhile, continue to boil sauternes mixture until it reduces to 1 1/3 cups, about 20 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes and pour over peaches and raspberries. Cover with plastic wrap; chill for several hours.
This is a great recipe for adults to enjoy on a hot 4th of July during a barbeque. Bonus: it won’t make you feel guilty. It has mostly natural sugars that are good for you and less of the bad sugars, like corn syrup.
Delta Dental of New Jersey hopes each and every one of you has an amazing 4th of July!