Increasing food mastication is an interesting and healthy potential food innovation
Scientists have shown that chewing your food properly can boost your mouth’s immune system to protect you against illness.
The study led by teams at The University of Manchester and National Institutes of Health in the USA, revealed that a specific type of immune cell, the Th17 cell, can be stimulated when you chew.
The immune cell is important in protecting against bacterial and fungal infections that are commonly found in the mouth.
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