Try A Cavity-Preventing Honey-Glazed Tempeh Sandwich

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Taking care of your teeth does not always have to be a chore like brushing your teeth or flossing. You can eat the right foods to help keep your teeth healthy. The following is a great tasting sandwich that will also help prevent cavities.

Secrets Behind The Honey-Glazed Tempeh Sandwich

This sandwich contains some tooth-friendly ingredients, like honey. Honey contains enzymes that deter the reproduction of cavity-causing bacteria. Honey is also osmotic, so it will kill the bacteria in your mouth by dehydrating them. 

Your sandwich will also have tempeh. Tempeh is a soy-based food that originated from Indonesia. The soybeans are cultured and fermented for some time to make this meat-like food. The reason that this part of the sandwich is so important is because it is fermented. 

Fermented foods contain good bacteria that feed on cavity-causing bacteria. And they also contain vitamin K2. Your body uses vitamin K2 to locate and fix any weak areas in your teeth and bones. Weak areas on your teeth could be due to bacterial damage. 

The last ingredient to pay attention to are the tomatoes. Tomatoes happen to be rich in a powerful enzyme called malic acid. This enzyme helps break down the biofilm that bacteria form to stick to your teeth, tongue and gums. Keeping bacteria off of your teeth, tongue and gums should help prevent cavities, plaque and gingivitis. 

Remember that these ingredients are only meant to help your dentist like the one at Pike Lake Dental Center, not replace him or her. 

The Honey-Glazed Tempeh Sandwich

To make your sandwich, you will need the following:

  • 3 slices of tempeh (about 1 inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons of raw honey
  • Enough olive oil to fill your pan
  • Sandwich bread
  • 3 to 4 slices of tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Sea salt
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Pepper
  • Sea salt
  • Onion

To make your sandwich, just follow the steps below:

  1. Add a dash of sea salt and pepper to both sides of your tempeh.
  2. Heat your skillet. Add the olive oil and honey when the skillet is hot enough.
  3. Place the slices of tempeh on the skillet. Let that cook until the tempeh has a light brown color. This will provide a sweet and nutty taste to your tempeh. 
  4. You can either toast your bread over the skillet using the honey-oil mixture before making your sandwich, or just eat it cold. 
  5. Prepare your sandwich as you normally would, dressing it with mayonnaise, mustard, tomatoes, onion slices and lettuce. 
  6. Sprinkle a little sea salt and pepper over your sandwich.
  7. Add the tempeh to your sandwich, and you are done. 

As you can see, taking care of your teeth can also be a delicious culinary experience. 


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