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Bad Breath? These Foods Will Help Combat It!

1) Apples

Apples help eliminate plaque from teeth, which freshens breath. Apple crunching stimulates saliva production, which removes odor-causing microorganisms.

2) Cherries

Bad breath bacteria can create methyl mercaptan, a rotten cabbage-smelling gas. Antidote? Cherries neutralize methyl mercaptan's odor.

3) Cinnamon

Aromatically pleasing and potent enough to cover up lingering odors, cinnamon's essential oil offers antibacterial and antiseptic effects. So, Chew on a cinnamon stick.

4) Crunchy veggies

Crunching carrots, celery, and cucumbers freshens breath. The high water content benefits your breath, teeth, and hydration.

5) Ginger

The root's component gingerol-6 stimulates saliva enzymes that break down sulfur compounds that produce bad breath.

6) Green tea

Antimicrobial green tea helps battle foul breath. Green and black tea polyphenols can inhibit bacterial growth by 30% and break down foul-smelling chemicals, according to studies.

7) Herbs

Chewing mint, parsley, basil, rosemary, tarragon, or cardamom improves breath. Green plants smell nice and contain chlorophyll, which deodorizes foul breath.

8) Leafy greens

It's no secret that leafy green vegetables are packed with health advantages, and reducing foul breath is one of them. Methyl mercaptan gas also hates lettuce and cherries.

9) Lemons & oranges

Citrus fruits such as lemons and oranges provide high levels of vitamin C, which can keep bad germs at bay and improve general tongue health in acidic settings.

10) Yogurt

Yogurt has a similar effect on sulfur compounds as kryptonite, except unlike kryptonite, yogurt is wonderful and truly exists. 

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