You can stop resisting your sweet cravings for the sake of your teeth. The following is an interesting chocolate and gouda dumpling that can help keep your teeth healthy.
Behind The Gouda-Chocolate Dumpling
Chocolate is the first dental-friendly ingredient you want to pay attention to. Chocolate contains an active ingredient called CBH. This ingredient helps disrupt the reproductive powers of the bacteria in your mouth. The catch is this ingredient is mostly present in the bark of the cacao bean. That means you have to use dark chocolate or raw chocolate.
Your recipe will also use gouda (or your choice of aged cheese). Recent studies have discovered vitamin K2 in aged cheeses. Vitamin K2 helps your body identify and heal areas that are lacking calcium. This should be helpful to your teeth when they have a bacterial attack.
The last two ingredients that should be highlighted are xylitol and honey. Raw honey contains enzymes that should help kill newly formed bacteria; raw honey also has a natural osmotic nature. This osmotic nature helps kill pathogens by dehydrating them to death.
Xylitol is a type of sugar that oral pathogens cannot consume. So you will be essentially starving the bacteria in your mouth by switching from refined white sugar to xylitol.
Remember these ingredients are meant to help, not replace your regular dental visits.
Chocolate-Gouda Dumpling Recipe
As you can see, you can indulge in dessert (every now and then) without sacrificing your oral health. (For information on dentistry, contact Dental-Med Finch & Keele)Learn More