So after spending some time on dental treatments, you may now have straight chompers, with no teeth gaps, and pearly white ones to boot. And to maintain them pearly white, you keep away from drinks that stain your teeth, such as coffee.
Unfortunately, it may be one drink you don’t want to drop from your diet if you don’t want to miss out on its many benefits.
We have long known that coffee contains antioxidants greatly benefit the skin, and that they have properties that play a crucial role in helping to prevent cancer. Well, guess what – a recent study published this month in the American Journal of Epidemiology suggests the risk of death brought about by oral cancer is reduced among those who drink coffee.
Beginning in 1982, over 900,000 men and women became participants in this large-scale study. Over the course of 26 years, only 868 died from oral cancer. What did the others do that these 868 did not?
Other factors considered, those who drank at least a cup of caffeinated coffee a day were found to have reduced their risk of death from the said disease by 26 percent as compared to those who had no coffee intake. Those who took two to three cups of coffee per day had a 33 percent lowered risk. Those who drank even more – four to six cups a day – lowered their risk of death from oral cancer by 50 percent. According to the experts, further studies have to be conducted to determine whether coffee helped prevent oral cancers, or only assisted people in surviving it.
Regardless, this study has yet again proven that the age-old beverage does have properties that greatly benefit our bodies. Just remember, if you’re going to take up the habit of drinking coffee again, to swish some water around your mouth after drinking coffee to help prevent staining those white gnashers.