22 March 2009

Green tea may help keep gums healthy



Photo by Han Jae-Ho @ Reuters

Green Tea Great for Your Gums

How do you keep gum disease at bay? Try drinking a cup of green tea a day! That's what a Japanese study found when men began drinking green tea regularly.

Of course, what also contributes to gums health is whole grains, vitamin C and fiber.

The happy ingredients in green tea that are so beneficial are known as antioxidant polyphenols because they inhibit germs that can cause bacterial infection that results in gum disease.

So, the moral of the story is: drink your green tea daily, eat an apple daily and get regular checkups with your dentist. At least this way the dentist can marvel at your healthy self and the bills will be a lot less expensive in the long run.

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