Red wine is capable of preventing teeth and gums diseases

Between the supporters of a healthy lifestyle and lovers to skip dinner a couple of glass of red wine is constantly heating up the debate about who is right and who is profoundly mistaken. Despite the fact that alcohol in large quantities, of course, is harmful to the human body, scientists each year discover all the new properties of alcoholic beverages, which can hardly be called "negative." This time the researchers found that the components contained in red wine, prevent diseases of the teeth and gums.

Red wine is capable of preventing teeth and gums diseases

it has previously been scientifically proven that the components contained in red wine can improve the condition of the heart muscles and even reduce the risk of cancer. Positive properties of wines are mainly based on their ingredients, called polyphenols. Fruits of construction for alcoholic beverages, use of polyphenols in order to fight against harmful bacteria. Moreover, polyphenols can reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease and even slow the aging process, according to some studies (which, of course, many are questioning).

The most famous is the polyphenol resveratrol - a natural phytoalexin, is able to protect the grapes from bacteria and even fungi. It has anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and even lowering blood sugar levels are properties that have been proven in numerous laboratory experiments on mice. Resveratrol is found not only in grapes, but also in a number of other fruits and berries, cocoa beans, and nuts. Its concentration in red wine averages from 0, 2 to 5, 8 milligrams per liter. In white wine, due to the nature of production, the concentration of polyphenols significantly lower. Earlier, the antioxidant properties of polyphenols contained in wine have been studied only in conditions of the digestive tract. But this time, the scientists decided to study what happens to these components before they enter the stomach. First of all they were interested in how wine influences the bacteria living in the mouth, and are causes of tooth and gum disease. As polyphenols studied were selected caffeic acid and p-coumaric acid. These substances really complicates the process of attachment of bacteria to the cells of the gums, but by themselves they operated significantly more efficiently than if in conjunction with other components of red wine.

As published in the journal Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, researchers emphasize the material that do not call anyone gargle red wine before going to bed. However, the obvious conclusion drawn by scientists, was the assumption that on the basis of these polyphenols can create a very effective drug for oral hygiene.