10 foods that prevent bad breath effectively

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Types of fruits and vegetables also work well in helping us quell rancid breath in our mouths.

1. Yogurt

Yogurt is proven to help reduce amounts of hydrogen sulfide that cause bad breath in the mouth if you eat a cup of yogurt per day. It also lowers the number of bacteria, even lowering the gum diseases and dental plaque. Additionally, yogurt contains lactobacillus bulgaricus and streptococcus thermophilus that are able to battle bacteria causing the pungent odor. Eating 170 gram of sugar free flavoured yogurt a day (sugar flavoured yogurt increases the development of bacteria in the mouth) will reduce hydrogen sulfide.


2. Tea

Tea is bitter and helps quench thirst, digest foods and release stress. Rinsing your mouth with strong tea or chewing tea leaves can fight bad breath. After eating garlic, lamb or goat meat, you should chew a small amount of tea leaves slowly to get rid of bad breath.


3. Water

A dry mouth facilitates harmful bacteria to grow. Drinking water helps eliminate foods and bacteria from the mouth and promote to produce saliva, an effective cleanser to prevent halitosis.


4. Honey

You can mix a spoon of honey with a small cup of lukewarm water and then drink this mixture every day when you get up with an empty stomach. Honey acts as a laxative, expel the body’s waste and cure bad breath caused by constipation.


5. Celery

Some spices such as garlic can easily make your breath smell bad. About 33 different compounds of sulfur will be trapped in the mouth, then absorb in the blood and wait for spreading in your mouth. The polyphenol antioxidant contained in some types of herbs such as celery and basil will digest sulfur in garlic.


6. Apple

Polyphenol in apple helps digest the sulfur compounds causing halitosis in some spices such as garlic.


7. Spinach

Like apple, spinach is also another food that is high in polyphenol.


8. Chewing gum

Chewing gum can not replace brushing your teeth but it can make your breath smell good temporarily. You should choose the sugar-free gum because chewing the sugar-containing one will have the opposite effects.

chewing gum

9. Basil

Basil is divided into two types: red basil and white basil. Basil is spicy, hot, safe and it cures halitosis and many other diseases.


10. Lemon

Lemon is sour, quite bitter and able to quench thirst. You can mix a glass of lukewarm water with a leaf of mint and lemon juice and then drink this mixture to battle bad breath.


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I have been working as a doctor of a general hospital since February 1998. In addition, I am a full time writer and specialize in weight loss related issues. I also write for a number of different websites on the Internet.

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This article was published on 2013/07/08