Most people who are after a caffeine boost may go for the standard coffee or the energy drink. Now, coffee-milk-no-sugar is the least evil of these options since sugar is the king pin criminal for unhealthy teeth, but the tannins in coffee still have a reputation for staining teeth yellow. Most people know about coffee stained teeth, and worst still is the infamous “coffee breath”. We would be naive however to assume most people who drink coffee do so without sugar, see, coffee is bitter (due to these same tannins) and therefore people add their milk and sugar to help make it more palatable and balance out the bitterness. There are too many people out there drinking coffee for energy, damaging their teeth, reeking of coffee breath and flashing yellow smiles! I’ve had enough! Repeat after me: “We have all had enough!”. Ok. Great.
So here comes the solution:
- Guayusa has no tannins. So there are no yellow teeth stains and also no bitterness! This means you can enjoy the taste of Guayusa without adding sugar and without any rotting teeth 🙂 Excellent.
- Guayusa is high in anti-oxidants, actually it has double the anti-oxidants of green tea. This is great anyway, we all know anti-oxidants are great. However the extra benefit to this is that anti-oxidants have an anti-bacterial effect, which means they will help kill that ‘bad breath bacteria’. This is what the science says, but traditionally the Kichwa tribes that have been drinking Guayusa for 1000s of years have also been using it to clean their teeth and as a mouthwash, I doubt they would do something for so long if it wasn’t effective. So Guayusa may have the opposite effect of coffee, and we can now talk about clean, green and fresh ‘Guayusa breath’. Mmmmmmm.
- There is other science to suggest Guayusa is particularly good for the teeth because it is relatively high in theobromine; this is a compound that has been considered as an alternative to fluoride in the past…
Ok I’m not sure about the validity of the third point, but the other two feel pretty strong to me. Moreover, Guayusa just tastes good; you simply don’t need any more sugar laden energy drinks. See the other articles to see that Guayusa has a ton of benefits, why it is superior to coffee and green-tea, why buying it helps support our planet, and more.
Over and out.