A dentist recommending chocolate? Chocolate can be good for your teeth?
It sounds crazy know???, Don’t be excited !!!. Yes, that’s true, But that not a sugary milk chocolate.
OK now the truth is , it’s not really the chocolate. It’s the cocoa bean. Specifically its tannins, polyphenols and flavonoids. They’re each a type of antioxidant that protects your teeth.
Recent studies from England and U.S. Dentists support the fact that chocolate is effective at fighting cavities, plaque, and tooth decay in the mouth. Dark chocolate no more deserve its bad rap as a cavity causing thread. It may actually help prevent cavities! chocolate is a superfood. It has over 300 chemical compounds in it, one of the most complex foods we know.
“Compounds in chocolate may be more effective at fighting decay than fluoride”
Researchers are predicting that one day, the compound found in chocolate called CBH will be used in mouthwashes and toothpaste.
Tooth decay occurs when bacteria in the mouth turn sugar into acids, which eat away at the tooth’s surface and cause cavities. Compounds in the cocoa bean have an anti-bacterial effect and also fight against plaque. This makes chocolate less harmful than many other sweet foods.
The compound CBH, a white crystalline powder whose chemical makeup is similar to caffeine, helps harden tooth enamel, making users less susceptible to tooth decay. This specific compound has been proven effective in the animal model.
Eating 3-4 oz of chocolate a day is a great way to take advantage of this wonder compound and lower your chance of getting cavities. It is the easy and fun recommendation ever a doctor can make; it’s been called the food of the gods.
Now, before you reach for Chocolate bar, Just wait till the end of this article :
For the best medicinal effect, it’s best to chew on cacao nibs. But Most will find this option nasty.
The second best choice is dark chocolate with less than 6-8 grams of sugar per serving organic if possible. Be aware that chocolate is a calorie-rich food, so modify your calorie intake accordingly.
Raw chocolate is even a better choice, as it is less processed, and more of the antioxidants are left intact.
Do all of this for your teeth & enjoy the other benefits of mood elevation and better blood flow as well!