Is Dried Fruit Healthy?

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS
1-minute read

Quick Tip: Dried Fruit and Your Teeth

Dried fruit such as apricots, apples, and prunes--in moderation, of course!--can be a healthier way to satisfy your sweet tooth than reaching for a candy bar. But healthy or not, these sweet treats can still cause tooth decay. In fact, because they tend to be sticky and often a bit acidic, they can be even worse for your teeth than some candy!

Brushing your teeth after snacks will keep your pearly whites in good shape. If you can’t brush, chewing a stick of sugarless gum is almost as good.  Brushing your teeth and/or having a piece of gum can also curb your urge to keep on snacking!

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About the Author

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS

Monica Reinagel is a board-certified licensed nutritionist, author, and the creator of one of iTunes' most highly ranked health and fitness podcasts. Her advice is regularly featured on the TODAY show, Dr. Oz, NPR, and in the nation's leading newspapers, magazines, and websites. Do you have a nutrition question? Call the Nutrition Diva listener line at 443-961-6206. Your question could be featured on the show.