3 Foods for Healthy Gums & Hearts

By Emily Sohn, January/February 2010

Protect your heart by taking care of your gums.

"Thanks for the heads up on raisins. I never knew! "

Studies show that regular exercise and stress reduction can have anti-inflammatory effects. Besides exercising and, of course, getting regular dental checkups, choosing certain foods may also help you protect both your gums and your heart.

Find out the 3 foods you should try:

1. Raisins: You might think that because raisins are sweet and sticky, they’re not good for your oral health. But research has shown that antioxidants in raisins fight the growth of a type of bacteria that can cause inflammation and gum disease.
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