DON’T WHINE, DRINK WINE

Eating Naturally - - Eating Matters -

Red wine has bathed in the lime­light re­cently for its mount­ing re­sume of health ben­e­fits—it’s been lauded to sup­port the heart, brain, and eyes, and even sta­bi­lize blood sugar. Th­ese aren’t ex­actly pal­try lau­rels to rest on, but if that’s not rea­son enough to in­dulge in the oc­ca­sional glass, the scar­let spirit now has an­other claim to health. A new study sug­gests it could po­ten­tially aid your pearly whites as a de­fender against cav­i­ties. The re­search shows that polyphe­nols, grape seed ex­tract, and wine can slow the growth of bac­te­ria that can form biofilms on your teeth—which pro­duce plaque and acid, de­te­ri­o­rat­ing your chom­pers.

We aren’t en­cour­ag­ing you to have a caber­net rager ev­ery night, how­ever. Ev­ery­thing is best in mod­er­a­tion, and you should ask your doc­tor be­fore chang­ing your drink­ing habits.

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