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Avoid Bad Breath with these 5 Foods

Posted by Sumedha Chhikara on

Bad breath, also called halitosis, can be embarrassing and in some cases may even cause anxiety. It is no wonder that stores want you to impulse buy gum, mints, mouthwashes, mouth freshners at or near check out counters. Certain foods, health conditions and habits are among the causes of bad breath. In many cases, you can improve bad breath with consistent proper dental hygiene. 

Did you know that approximately 30% of the population complain of some sort of bad breath.

Here's is a list of foods that can freshen your breath

  1. Water - Bad breath is often caused by dehydration. By drinking enough water and keeping yourself hydrated, you can avoid bad breath. Without enough saliva, a dry mouth will cause you to have bad breath. Some medical conditions and medications cause dry mouth, so it’s important to talk to your doctor if it’s a concern.

  2. Citrus Fruits - Oranges, sweet lime, lemons, kiwis, and all citrus fruits are rich in Vitamin C. Vitamin C is known to fight the bacteria. It is also an antioxidant - thus it helps in reducing the toxins in the body, this includes those produced by the bacteria in the mouth.

  3. Spices, herbs and mouth fresheners - These are super amazing at keeping the breath free of any malodour for a good period of time. Examples are cardamom (elaichi), fennel (saunf), spearmint, parsley, rosemary, eucalyptus, coriander (dhania dal),cinnamon(dal chini), cloves(laung) etc.  

    Mouth Fresheners also known as Mukhwas are great at keeping your mouth fresh and healthy. They not only improve oral health but also aid digestion and are therefore also called digestives. You can order the best quality mouth fresheners from this website.

  4. Yogurt - A new study suggests that a daily dose of yogurt may keep your breath fresh and fend off offensive odors. Researchers found that eating 6 ounces of yogurt a day reduced levels of odor-causing compounds, such as hydrogen sulfide, in the mouth. Lactobacillus salivarius also helps in case of dental and gum related problems. It enables healing of the sores in the mouth. Gum and teeth related conditions make the oral environment conducive to bacterial growth which in turn makes the breath smell lousy. Probiotics, thus help those with bad breath.

  5. Green Tea - Green tea is rich in flavonoids. These reduce and prevent the adhesion of stink causing germs to the teeth. Also, research suggests that green tea also helps toothpaste and mouthwash fight viruses by eliminating bacteria.

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