Curbing That Sweet Tooth

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Even as adults, sweets tend to bring out the kid in us. Nothing quite satisfies like a good piece of candy! But as we get older, besides affecting our waistlines, sweets can also affect our gum lines. So, how best to survive the holidays that are traditionally surrounded by sugar?

Think: dark chocolate. Research has shown that chocolate can help prevent heart disease and cancer, and now it’s even been said to help fight tooth decay. Researchers believe that cocoa bean husk (the outer part of the bean) that chocolate contains has anti-bacterial qualities and can help stop the bacteria that cause cavities in the first place.