Betel nuts are the traditional after-meal treat for elders in India, especially down south.
Chewing betel nuts can help the elderly with diabetes and health conditions that cause dry mouth. This is because chewing betel nuts helps to produce more saliva in the mouth.
Anyone can chew a better nut when got a dry mouth. It is also said that betel nuts chewing might help in stroke recovery. According to a health journal, betel nuts are helpful in improving bladder control, muscle strength, and speech.
It is also considered a friend of the heart.
These betel nuts have been used by patients to treat anemia for a long time, especially for pregnant women. These traditional and medicinal nuts are beneficial in compensating the iron deficiency and treating low sugar levels by aggravating saliva production.
Anyhow it should be taken moderately. Though these nuts have many health benefits, regular or overconsumption of betel nuts has also been connected to mouth cancer, tooth decay, oral submucous, and even more risk factors.
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