Avoiding certain foods such as garlic and onions reduce bad breath, agreed! But what you have after these two is what can actually cause chronic bad breath. Surprising, isn’t it? What’s more in store are these 5 types of food that you wouldn’t think make much of a difference!
1. Chewable Mints
Shocking right? You always thought that popping a mint or two will make you “kiss-ready”? Well, let’s show you some facts. Even though they freshen your mouth for a little while, after the menthol wears off, your breath infact goes poorer than what it was before you ate that fresh mint!
2. Way too sweet to handle!
Who doesn’t like to end each meal and please their sweet tooth by indulging in that scrumptious cookie or a cupcake, but sweet is one of the main culprits. Not only does it act as a treat to you, also to the bacteria living in your teeth, hence worsening your breath. How’s that cake tastin now?
Ammonia. We all know how horrendous it can smell at times and let’s tell you a tiny fact about proteins. Ammonia is produced by our body as a result of intake and processing of proteins.. can also make your breath nasty! But eliminating a protein diet is never the solution – reducing protein intake is!
4. Acidic foods
Tomato juice, coffee, citrus, pickles, eggs, pasta sauce, etc have the tendency to facilitate the growth of bad breath causing bacteria and acidity in your stomach! And avoiding these will not only reduce chances of bad breath, it will also reduce acidity in your stomach.
This probably wasn’t so surprising, more like a no-brainer! Alcohol has the tendency to dry out your mouth. Dry mouths have lesser amount of saliva containing oxygen which is vital for the reduction of the bacteria in your mouth.
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