Soft foods are essential when experiencing jaw pain from night-time teeth grinding and jaw clenching. Jaw problems from TMJ disorder and bruxism can affect our ability to chew. Chronic or long term TMJ pain can interfere with your appetite and cause fatigue. That’s why it’s important to choose healthy foods that fit into a soft food diet and provide the nutrients that your body needs.
The banana is America’s favorite fruit and it’s a staple of a soft food diet. Bananas are high in potassium and dietary fiber, both soluble and insoluble fibers. They also contain magnesium and vitamins C and B6.