The rea­son den­tists love whole grains

First For Women - - Nutrition -

Yet an­other ben­e­fit of opt­ing for whole grains over pro­cessed car­bo­hy­drates: im­proved oral health. In a re­view of 33 stud­ies com­mis­sioned by the World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion, re­searchers dis­cov­ered that pro­cessed carbs (such as white bread, white pasta and white rice) are bro­ken down into sugar in the mouth by saliva. This bathes the teeth in sugar and in­creases the odds of de­vel­op­ing cav­i­ties and harm­ful gum in­flam­ma­tion. But switch­ing to health­ier whole grains (such as quinoa, oats and brown rice) low­ers that risk and helps safe­guard against pe­ri­odon­tal dis­ease.

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