The Bad Effects
A recent study by University College London found that no alcohol is good for you. Those in the study who gave up booze for a month saw benefits with their liver function, blood pressure and cholesterol. In Britain it was also found that drinking red wine increased your chances of developing breast cancer by 13%.
The Big No-No
If you choose to indulge in either red or wine, do NOT brush your teeth immediately afterwards. It has nothing to do with the alcohol, but rather the pH in the wine. The pH in wine (especially white wines) attack the enamel and calcium in your teeth.
Don’t freak out though. Eating cheese, which is high in calcium, helps counteract the problem. Also eating while you drink wine causes you to produce more saliva which will protect your teeth.
Professor Damien Walmsley of the British Dental Association says to wait at least 30 minutes after your wine to brush your teeth.
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