Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Clean Out That Dirty Mouth

This video really fascinates me because it discusses a correlation between dental health and heart health. Basically, the video notes that a couple of studies have indicated that intense treatment of periodontalitis, which is a rather common mouth disease, can make your arteries cleaner and flow freer. Scientists think the correlation between dental and heart health may have something to do with bacteria.

Anyways, check out the video. I must warn you – the voiceover is slightly monotone so stick with it and I’m sure you’ll gain some valuable information.

The video also notes it’s important to get 40 minutes of cardiovascular exercise three times, limit unhealthy fats in the diet (one way to do that is by using margarine!) and to not smoke.

Remember, the more ways you can incorporate heart healthy foods such as nuts, fish, margarine, etc. into your diet, the healthier your body will be.

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