Raisins may seem detrimental to oral health, due to their sticky appearance and sweet taste, the opposite may in fact, be true. Researchers found that oleanolic acid – a phytochemical in raisins – prevented cavity-causing bacteria from sticking to surfaces. This ability enables it to fight bacteria in the mouth that causes cavities and gum disease. For a guilt-free snack, aim for raisins with no added sugar. For more information about what foods benefit your oral health, check out the below graphic.
This infographic was created by McLean DDS.