Eat raisins to help prevent tooth decay

People have always believed that raisins are sticky and contain more sugar, which often leads to dental caries. However, a new study published in the Journal of Food Science found that eating raisins helps prevent dental caries because the viscous nature of the raisins helps to remove residual food sticking to the teeth.

On June 30, the Times of India reported on the study. According to reports, Dr. Christie D. Wu of the Chicago School of Dentistry at the University of Illinois at the United States and colleagues analyzed several major components of raisins: oleanolic acid, oleanol, betulin, and betulinic acid, all of which are beneficial to the teeth. health. Among them, oleanolic acid can inhibit the growth of bacteria that cause dental caries and periodontal disease, and can also inhibit pathogens and prevent the formation of plaque. There are many benefits to eating raisins. Scientists analyzed nearly 80 related studies and found that eating raisins can reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease, help diabetics control blood sugar, and help to lose weight and control weight. Compared with people who do not eat grape food (fresh grapes, raisins and 100% grape juice), people who eat grape foods consume other fruits, dark green vegetables, cellulose, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium and potassium. More nutrients, less fat, sugar and alcohol.