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Eliminating bad breath naturally

Nothing can be more embarrassing than to turn people off because your breath is not fresh or to have what some people call dragon or bad breath.

There is much reason as to why persons may have bad breath, it may be because of certain foods, gastrointestinal health, or oral hygiene. But whatever the case may be the good news is there are foods we can incorporate into our diet

that can go a long way in helping to fight bad breath and give us the confidence as we go about our daily lives. I have come across some persons myself and the experience was far from inviting.

I am also very conscious of my breath and do whatever I can so that I can speak at all times with the assurance that I will not turn people away.

Foods that cause bad breath

We all have those favorites foods that we love to eat but the unfortunate side is to eat these foods in moderation or to have breathed fresher to use after eating these foods.

Garlic has so many benefits and can do so much as far as our health is concern but eating a lot of foods that are prepared with garlic can work against us.

Brush teeth if possible or carry breath freshers to get rid of odor.

Onions are another food that contains vitamins and all of that other good stuff but consuming too much onion can be a real turn off. Because onions can really give your breath a strong odor.

Brushing teeth or using breath freshers after each meal can go a long way in giving you the confidence as you talk with people.

Spicy foods may really appeal to our taste buds but have an enormous effect on our breath. Eliminate this problem by brushing or breath fresheners.

Fish whether canned or fresh can really be a problem when it comes to bad breath. Sure that fish dinner may have excited your taste buds while giving you such a memorable experience but be warned fish can give our breath such an odor.

If you cannot brush then carry some breath freshener or sugarless gum with you. Rinse mouth with water then freshen breath with breath freshener.

Alcohol is not a food but the consumption of alcohol can really cause bad breath I mean really bad. The consumption of alcohol is not good so staying away from alcohol is really good.

Oral hygiene

Proper mouth care is so important such as brushing and flossing after each meal, seeing your dentist twice a year, the use of Listerine on daily basis can help to kill the bacteria that causes bad breath. Also, do brush your tongue.

Gastrointestinal problem

Has to do with the dysfunction of certain organs where foods are not being digested properly which requires medical help, the subject at hand is beyond the scope of this article

but persons who have this issue may experience bad breath due to this issue. Getting medical help can correct this problem giving you the confidence to live a healthy normal life.

Foods that fights bad breath

1. Ginger– Ginger is very potent and can help kill bad breath. Swishing a cup of warm ginger with lemon juice in your mouth for a few seconds can neutralize bad breath.

2. Citrus fruits such as orange and grapefruit fight against bacteria that is responsible for bad breath.

3. Water is not only good for our kidneys but keeping our mouths moist at all times because dry mouth can cause bad breath. Swishing water around in the mouth can also wash away food particles that cause bad breath.

4. Green tea can get the job done. Flavonoids that are found in green tea, helps to fight off bacteria.

5. Apples are great because besides getting all those vitamins from this fruit chewing on an apple increases the flow of saliva that helps to keep the mouth free of bacteria.

6. Carrots are a must because eating carrots raw increase saliva that helps to keep the mouth free of bacteria along with scraping plaque preventing buildup that encourages bacteria.

7. Chewing on celery sticks also has the same effects as chewing on carrots.

8. Cranberries are a good source of vitamin C that fights bacteria as well as gum disease.

9. According to studies chewing nuts helps to fight bacteria because of the fiber content and the effect it has on the teeth.

10. Chewing on cucumbers increase the flow of saliva that helps to keep the mouth free of saliva because this process acts as a rinse.

11. Rosemary can really flavor your foods, I love cooking with this herb. Because of the nice aroma and taste that rosemary has, this herb also acts as a breath freshener that produces oils.

12. Papayas are a good source of Vitamin C which helps to fight bacteria.

Final word

The list of foods can go on that is so beneficial in fighting bacteria. But this is just to give you an idea of the foods that you add to your grocery list each week or so.

So let’s continue to take advantage of these foods that fights bad breath.

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  1. Daniella says:

    Hi Norman,

    I don’t eat garlic because it gives a bad breath odor. But my husband eats it non stop and I can not stand the odor anymore.I am so happy to find these foods to stop the bad breath and I am going to show him this article very quickly so he can already start to eat them:)
    I’ve heard that eating coffee grains also eliminate the bad breath.
    Have you heard about this?

    Thank you for this excellent post!

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Daniella, It is so wonderful to know that their are foods that can help to eliminate bad breath naturally. I am so happy that I could help and your husband will be happy to know about these foods that can help. Thanks for your kind words. Have a good day.

  2. Steven says:

    Thanks for your helpful article. There were simply more foods that are bad for my breath than I thought possible.
    Of course oral health is a big part in this, if you got some infection or hole going, nothing will really work.

    All these foods that you listed that are fighting bad breath, are about preventing future problems, right?

    I wondered, would you know of any natural substitute for breath fresheners? I am not a big fan of sugarfree chews or sweets, nor do I want to use mouthwash all the time.

    Thanks in advance!


    1. Norman says:

      Hello Steven so god to meet you, I am so happy that I could help. These foods can also help in preventing future problems. Natural remedies may include, Chewing on a few mint leaves, guzzle green tea, eating citrus fruits which stimulates your salivary glands and encourages saliva production that neutralizes the acids produced by plaque and removes food particles from the mouth.

      Hope this help, all the best to you and have a wonderful day.

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