Friday, March 27, 2009

Green tea may help keep gums healthy

A study published in the Journal of Periodontology found that the more green tea you drink, the less likely you are to get gum disease.

Researchers postulate that this is because the polyphenols in green tea inhibit the bacteria that cause gum disease.

Muko Shrine in Kyoto. (More great pics here.) What, did you want to see pictures of gum disease?

—Mellow Monk

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