How could drinking red wine help prevent cavities?



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    Red wine contains pomace. This has been know to fight tooth decay.

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    Red wine drinkers enjoy dental benefits and a new study was conducted with nonalcoholic red wine. Co-author Gabriella Gazzani explained to Discovery News that alcohol’s cavity-preventing benefits are already well known. She and her colleagues therefore investigated “dealcoholized red wine to verify if substances different from ethanol with anti-Strep properties occur in this beverage.”

    The researchers determined that the active components in red wine that protect teeth are proanthocyanidins. These are, naturally occurring flavonoid compounds previously found to have antioxidant properties. The compounds are in many plant edibles, such as apples, cinnamon, cocoa and teas.

    These findings were published  in the journal Food Chemistry,

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