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Herbs and Spices That not Only Taste Great, but They’re Great for Your Mouth

Herbs are delicious, but they are also good for your health. Check out the top herbs and spices for pearly whites. – Adapted from article By, Kim Dyoco  

Basil

Helps to fight bacteria, which causes halitosis (bad breath) and decay/cavities.

Rosemary

It’s full of calcium, which helps to strengthen teeth and bones.

Cinnamon

A great blood sugar regulator, which means it cuts back on unhealthy cravings of sweets and carbs, that in turn cause decay and destruction of tooth enamel.

Turmeric

Studies have shown that it’s more effective than traditional mouthwashes and even helps to prevent oral cancers, with a study proving that its potent power even reversed an already pre-cancerous condition.

Garlic

It’s a potent antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral, which helps to prevent and fight infection of the mouth and throughout the body. Eating it raw provides the most beneficial health properties.

 

While all of these natural spices and herbs are great additions to a healthy oral hygiene regimen, it’s always a good idea to discuss new dietary habits with your dentist and physician, as some herbs and supplements interact with certain medications and health conditions. Moderation is always best, as too much of anything can cause adverse reactions as well; you really can have too much of a good thing at times.  J

 

To see the full article, “Flavorful Herbs and Spices That Are Good for Your Teeth”  by Kim, please go to  http://honestcooking.com/flavorful-herbs-good-teeth/

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