From energy metabolism to cardiovascular health; antibacterial and antimicrobial properties to boosting athletic performance; coconut oil has a long list of health benefits. And the list just got a little bit longer!
They found that coconut oil treated with enzymes stopped the growth of Streptococcus bacteria, which is a major contributor to tooth decay.
Researchers believe these findings could have important implications for the future of dental care. Study researcher Dr. Damien Brady noted: ”Incorporating enzyme-modified coconut oil into dental hygiene products would be an attractive alternative to chemical additives, particularly as it works at relatively low concentrations.”
A natural alternative to chemical additives? Sounds good to us!
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