Tuna fish in cans was first introduced in 1903 and has since evolved to become a cupboard staple. The food is readily available, costs about .70 a serving and is versatile enough to work in a number of dishes including salads, sandwiches and pastas. Regardless of how the food is prepared, a three ounce serving of canned white tuna provides about 800 mg of omega-3s fatty acids that can also help increase serotonin production (to help lower dental anxiety and to improve moods) and for combating dental problems such as gum disease.
Periodontitis is a common inflammatory disease that is thought to impact 75 percent of all Americans over the age of 35. The disease forces the separation of gum tissue from teeth, resulting in little pockets called abscesses. Bacteria (AKA dental plaque) will accumulate in those pockets and can lead to slews of health issues including diabetes, strokes and heart disease. Scientific research has shown that diets rich in Omega-3 diets can lower the odds of getting gum disease and subsequently the other health risks associated with the dental problem and canned tuna is one of the best sources readily available.
Oral cancer is the generic name for when the disease specifically impacts the neck and head region. This particular affliction is known for causing a higher mortality rate than other cancers as the disease typically receives a late diagnosis and by that time, the infection has spread elsewhere. According to http://www.oralcancerfoundation.org/facts/, "Close to 37,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year. It will cause over 8,000 deaths, killing roughly 1 person per hour, 24 hours per day. Of those 36,000 newly diagnosed individuals, only slightly more than half will be alive in 5 years." Garlic is an herb that can be consumed to help combat the condition.
Garlic is an ancient and delicious food known for having antiviral properties to boost immunity. The food has been proven to help combat heart disease, prevent cancer (including oral cancers), lower inflammation to reduce the symptoms of gum disease, fight infection and can prevent weight gain. While the food can cause horrible bad breath, garlic lovers know the exchange is worth it because of the health benefits and flavor delivered.
Those who choose to eat garlic for medicinal reasons should let chopped garlic sit for a minimum of ten minutes before putting it over heat. Garlic is rich in allinase, the foods' most important cancer fighting and immunity-boosting enzyme. By letting the herb sit prior to adding heat, the food will naturally produce compounds minimize the damaging effects of heat and providing individuals with maximum health benefits (Pennsylvania State University and the National Cancer Institute) some of which can aid in improving oral health.