Bad breath can make you and others
uncomfortable. Except some people who have
medical conditions like dry mouth, oral
infections or halitosis caused by diseases like
cancer, most of us can avoid bad breath with
proper oral hygiene. You can also keep away
bad breath by watching what you eat. Here
are five foods that will make your breath
Herbs and spices: If you need a quick fix to
freshen up your breath, try herbs and spices
like parsley, basil, spearmint, tarragon,
rosemary, cardamom or clove. The
compounds called polyphenols will help break
down the sulfur compounds in foods like
garlic and keep odour away.
Pro-biotic yoghurt: Yoghurt can help reduce
the level of odor-causing hydrogen sulfide
and remove bacteria in the mouth. This means
no stinky breath, plague and gum disease.
Crunchy fruits and veggies: Munch on
apples or carrots to increase saliva production
which in turn will clean out food particles and
plague from your teeth.
Water: Keep your mouth moist as odour-
causing bacteria thrive in a dry mouth.
Drinking water can also remove food particles
and bacteria from your mouth.
Berries and citrus fruits: Vitamin C helps
destroy the anaerobic bacteria present in the
mouth. So load up on vitamin C-rich foods to
fight bad breath and gum disease.