每日英語跟讀 Ep.K396: About health - Dentist claims kissing is as good for your teeth as brushing
A dentist claims that smooching is excellent for dental health as it boosts saliva production and clears the mouth of bacteria and acids that cause decay.
Orthodontist Khaled Kasem thinks that people should spend four minutes a day locking lips on top of the traditional brushing and flossing.
A daily snog also reduces infection risk because bacteria from your partner’s saliva boost your immune system.
Other health benefits include stress relief, thanks to love hormones, and more youthful looks from exercising the face muscles.
But lovers might swap bad bacteria and boost the risk of decay if one of them already has dental problems.
A pack of crisps a day could lead to one stone weight gain每天1包洋芋片體重恐增加1英石
People drastically underestimate the number of calories in their snacks, with experts warning that eating a bag of crisps every day could lead to a stone of weight gain in a year.
A survey of around 2,000 adults found that around three quarters underestimated the impact of a small reduction could have. One in ten believed that cutting 200 calories a day would not affect weight.
When it came to snacks, people struggled, with 95 percent guessing that half a sharing bag of tortilla chips had 214 calories on average, almost half the true figure of 447.
New rules coming into force in October will restrict promotions on foods high in fat, sugar and salt in big shops.
10月生效的新規定將限制大型商店對高脂肪、高糖和高鹽食品的促銷活動。Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1521331 ; https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1522621