Did you know that there are foods you can eat to help you avoid having bad breath? There are certain foods that when eaten, have an effect on the mouth that will actually help to deter bad breath.
The reason some foods can help prevent bad breath is that sometimes the culprit is not our mouth, but what is in our stomach and how the digestive tract works. Bad breath odors can originate from the stomach as well as from the mouth. You can help prevent bad breath by keeping your GI tract healthy.
You can keep your digestive tract healthy by eating a well-balanced meal, by getting enough protein, carbs and lots of fruits and veggies. It helps to drink plenty of water. Proper dental hygiene is crucial for not only good teeth but also for keeping bad breath away.
Food tips for preventing halitosis:
Chew on halitosis fighting herbs: parsley, cardamom, coriander, eucalyptus, rosemary, spearmint and tarragon. Chewing or seeping as tea are excellent ways to not only help your breath but relax you as well.
Eating yogurt is good for your breath because yogurt contains active cultures that reduce the level of odor-causing hydrogen sulfide in the mouth.
Crunchy foods like apples, carrots, celery, and any fruit or vegetable that is fiber-rich increases the saliva production needed to keep mouths moist.
Chewing sugarless gum is a great way to not only moisten your mouth but it an actually mask odors.
Foods rich in Vitamin C are good at creating an inhospitable environment for bacteria to grow. Vitamin C also prevents gum disease and gingivitis.
Vitamin C also helps to prevent both gum disease and gingivitis.
Dont forget that after you eat all this wonderful food, that you have to remove the food particles from in between your teeth and from on your tongue by brushing after every meal, by flossing everyday and by brushing your tongue. Drinking water also helps to rinse away food particles.
So, even when you cant brush after eating, at least drink a glass of water. The water will not only rinse away food particles it will also keep you hydrated. A dry mouth is a breeding ground for bacteria, and bacteria can mean bad breath. Water also combats dry mouth and dry mouth can lead to bad breath.