Friday, February 13, 2009

Licorice Helps Fight Cavities

Here's another reason to love licorice: It can actually help fight cavities. Wenyuan Shi, a microbiologist at UCLA's School of Dentistry, and his colleague, Quin-Yi Lu, a chemist at UCLA's School of Medicine, studied 2000 commonly used Chinese herbs for microbial properties and observed some of the strongest activity in experiments involving licorice root. They found that only 15 mg. of licorice powder eliminates 99.9% of the streptococcus mutans bacterium that can cause cavities.

Licorice International offers some great sugar-free licorice and candy and gum. You can get a 100-piece package of Xylichew Licorice chewing gum for only $12.95 here. You may prefer the traditional Dutch DeBron licorice, now available sugar free here. Amarelli Sugar-Free Chips give a chewy licorice taste with a touch of menthol. They're available here.

Click here to browse through all the sugar free products available at Licorice International.

Preventing cavities with good taste -- what could be better!

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