This morning someone shared this article,Beetroot Juice Promotes Oral Microbiome Changes Associated With Healthy Aging, with me.
It explains that “Our findings suggest that adding nitrate-rich foods to the diet – in this case via beetroot juice – for just ten days can substantially alter the oral microbiome (mix of bacteria) for the better.”
“The researchers ran tests to identify clusters (or “modules”) of oral bacteria that tend to thrive together in similar conditions.”
“A module (Prevotella-Veillonella) that has been associated with inflammation was reduced after nitrate supplementation, including a decrease of Clostridium difficile (which can infect the bowel and cause diarrhoea).”
Wonder if those fermented beets I’ve been making and eating count? 🤔