It is not only a great addition to a weight loss diet but it can also help you with your smile.
Catechins, which are contained in the leaves, are compounds that are able to combat the plaque and cavity causing bacteria that live on your teeth.
The catechins fight the bacteria in three ways:
- making it harder for the bacteria to stick to teeth
- making it harder for them to produce plaque
- having a toxic effect on the bacteria themselves.
These are the only mushrooms which contain an important sugar called lentinan. This sugar has a direct affect on the bacteria that live on your teeth and in your mouth and can inhibit them from producing plaque.
Plaque is the slimy film which you can feel on your teeth, this can mature into tartar and lead to gum problems such as gingivitis.
This popular condiment usually found on hotdogs is a natural antibacterial.
Containing isothiocyanates, this important compound has the ability to actually stop the bacteria in your mouth from multiplying.
Mustard oil also has the properties of a stain remover, lightly rubbed on the teeth it can help remove stains from smoking and coffee drinking.
The natural compounds found in onions have an antibacterial action. These have a toxic effect on the bacteria which live in your mouth and on your teeth. The less bacteria you have on your teeth the less likely you are to suffer from cavities as they erode your teeth.
Unfortunately, these compounds are most effective when the onion is raw, so perhaps have some gum to hand after eating some.
This natural breath freshener is a common flavoring to most oral hygiene products.
Its unrivaled popularity is not only due to its clean and freshening flavour and scent, but the plant itself also has anti-inflammatory properties.
This helps protect your gums when you brush and eat.
The fresh breath you get is due to vinyl compounds which can get deep into the lungs and maintain the freshness as you breathe.
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