Tamarind: Does the tamarind we eat also damage the teeth?

If you stick a sour tamarind on a stick and add some salt and pepper to it, it will be good. As a child this  You are among those who have worked. But would you believe that this childhood habit is the reason why your teeth are now decaying? Believe it or not, but this is true. Medical experts warn that eating sour tamarind will spoil the health of the teeth. 

Every dish like chutney and curries does not taste good without adding tamarind. Every Indian housewife definitely uses it in cooking. Its properties not only provide essential nutrients to the body but also play a key role in weight control. Proteins, high amount of carbohydrates, fiber, sugar, vitamin B1, B2, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron are good. Due to its high sugar content, it is recommended for diabetic patients to take less quantity.

Tamarind protects the heart. The flavonoids present in it reduce the levels of bad cholesterol and increase the levels of good cholesterol. It is very good for heart health. This prevents the risk of fatty deposits in the arteries. It protects the liver. Consuming it as a part of daily diet will control the fat build-up around the liver. It protects us from fatty liver. 

Antioxidants in tamarind help improve brain health. It also helps in boosting immunity. It also reduces the damage caused by free radicals. But tamarind, which is delicious, can be harmful to health if consumed in excess. Consuming too much of it can have an adverse effect on the digestive system. Not only that, there is also a possibility of allergies due to eating in excess. Slows blood circulation. Sometimes there is a risk of damage to the blood vessels.

What are the effects on the teeth?

Due to the acidic nature of tamarind, the enamel on the teeth deteriorates. . Dental experts say that there is also a possibility of tooth decay. Enamel acts as a barrier to protect the teeth. Its loss causes discolouration of the teeth. Because of that you don’t even look pretty when you smile. Not only this, eating too much of it also causes problems like itching, dizziness and shortness of breath.  

Note: Information collected from various studies, researches and health journals is provided here as usual for your understanding. This information is not a substitute for medical care or treatment. If you have any doubts regarding health, you should definitely consult a doctor. For the items mentioned in this article, “ABP Country”, ‘ABP Network’ Note that no liability is assumed. 

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