Not enough healthy fats in your diet may lead to too few teeth in your mouth

Eat for your smile Not enough healthy fats in your diet may lead to too few teeth in your mouth. Harvard researchers found consuming DHA (a type of omega-3 fatty acid found in white tuna) can lower your risk of developing periodontitis, a common gum disease, by 20 per cent. The scientists believe DHA may discourage the growth of bacteria that attack gum tissue and may also reduce inflammation-related tissue loss. So, eat 85g of white tuna a week, the amount used in the study.

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