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Could Red Wine Provide You with an “Oral Edge”?

If you are a fan of red wine, you will be happy to learn that you may be able to stave off problems with your teeth and gums. Research suggests that powerful antioxidants found within wine could prevent harmful bacteria from propagating within the mouth, a great way to avoid the dentist.

Other observations include:

– Polyphenols seem to represent the most active ingredients in grapes.

– Red wine can benefit the heart and circulatory system.

– All wines should be taken in moderation.

“Two red wine polyphenols caffeic acid and p-coumaric acid were most effective at repelling the harmful oral bacteria and preventing them from attaching to healthy tissue.”

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