Is There A Food That Can Help Stop Bad Breath?


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Pippa Corbett Profile
Pippa Corbett answered
There are a handful of foods that are very good for fighting bad breath, and these include:

  • herbs
  • yogurt
  • crunchy vegetables and fruit
  • foods that are high in vitamin C
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There's nothing worse than showing up to a meeting/date/Zumba class with breath that's reeking of sour moldy eggs pickled in herring brine.

If you don't want to put people off with your offensive breath, there are a number of foods that you can eat to help you beat the smell:

  • Herbs- Are well-known for their aromatic properties, but chewing on coriander, parsley, mint or eucalyptus can also help you fight bad breath. If you don't fancy chewing on the leaves (they can easily get caught between your teeth), you can try making a tea out of them instead.
  • Yogurt- Pro-biotic yogurt seems to be all the rage these days, and it can also help with bad breath too. The 'active ingredients' in yogurt can kill off bacteria in your mouth, and help reduce the amount of smelly hydrogen sulfide wafting around your oral cavity.
  • Crunchy vegetables/fruit- Are rich in fiber, which can help keep your mouth's saliva at healthy levels (reducing bad smells). Fiber also helps break down fats and proteins that can get stuck between your teeth (gross).
  • Vitamin C-  Bacteria hate vitamin C, so eating fruits that are high in this vitamin will ward them off. Vitamin C also helps protect your gums from gingivitis (gum disease).
Zohra Ali Profile
Zohra Ali answered
Yes, there are many things which you can add in your daily intake to stop having bad breath, but before that you need to adopt good oral hygiene habits.

  • Drink lots of water.
  • Use lemon juice with water.
  • Tea tree oil and peppermint oil are also useful in these terms.
The best intake besides water is Vitamin C-enriched fruits, as they fight against bad breath and enhance the immune system's efficiency - which in turn stops the growth of oral bacteria.

Apart from that, I would like to tell you that one of the reasons for bad breath is a dry mouth.
Therefore, before you sleep, brushing and flossing is very important. Other than this, sugarless gums also help.
Steven Ferrans Profile
Steven Ferrans answered
Fresh parsley - eat it off the leaf and raw.
Regina Walker Profile
Regina Walker answered
Try eating a sprig of fresh mint, but you also need to see the doctor.
Something else might be going on that he can help you with.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
A small pot of LIVE yogurt eaten at least twice a week will stop bad breath entirely.

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