Polyphenols in Red Wine Could Help Tooth Decay and Gum Disease Fight

As reported in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry,new studies shows that compounds in Red Wine,called Polyphenols helps to fight against Gum and Tooth Decay.Previous studies have suggested that polyphenols are linked to them being antioxidants.Recent studies have also shown that they might also boost health by working with the “good” bacteria in our gut.

The Scientists compared the effects of two polyphenols from red wine against grape seed and red wine extract supplements on bacteria that stick to teeth and gums. They have found that the wine polyphenols and extracts all reduced the bacteria’s ability to stick to the cells.When combined with an oral probiotic, the polyphenols were even better at inhibiting the pathogenic bacteria.

The polyphenols can also be found in Coffee, Green tea, Cider, Orange juice and lemon juice, Black tea, Blueberries, Raspberries, Kiwis, Black grapes, Cherries, and Beans.

Experts have warned that the findings do not offer a “green light” to drink more red wine.

 

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