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Red Wine Mouthwash Might Be the Next Health Craze

Sip, swirl, and spit ... or ... swallow?

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Sip, swirl, and spit ... or ... swallow?


Red wine has so many health benefits when consumed moderately.  Who would have guessed that it can also help prevent gum disease?! says to reap the best health benefits from drinking red wine, don’t make the one mistake that can negate the positive outcomes you’ve just read about…

That means if you want to use red wine to fight gum disease and lower your risk for heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, kidney disease and cancer, remember to drink it moderately.

That equates to two drinks per day for men and one drink per day for women.

One more thing …

You might be surprised to learn that you could get these protective benefits without even swallowing red wine.

When it comes to preventing cavities and gum disease, most people would turn to mouthwash before red wine as the “swish” of choice. But most mouthwashes on the market are full of chemicals, and increase the risk of diabetes.

In fact, using these commercially-produced mouthwashes to get fresh breath can also give you high blood pressure because they interfere with your body’s natural production of nitric oxide — a compound necessary for healthy arteries.

So if you want to turn an inexpensive bottle of red wine into a safe, effective and tasty mouthwash, do like they do at wine tastings… Take a sip, give it a swirl across your tongue and around your teeth and gums, and just spit it out.

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