This is a continuation of a previous post that can be found here: Foods That Help Bad Breath. In that article, we look at several foods, or things that you might intake into your mouth, that may cause halitosis.
In this article we’ll take a look at a few things we can use to cure our bad breath. So let’s go!
Yes, I know, water isn’t a food, but it is something that can help fight halitosis. I know I spoke a little about this in the previous article, but it’s worth repeating.
Water is a great cleansing agent that you can use to clear your mouth of any food particles that may be sticking around after you have eaten something. It also will help with the flow of saliva, so that you won’t have your mouth drying out and causing bad breath.
One of the foods that I talked about that could cause bad breath was garlic. Garlic leaves sulfuric compounds within your mouth when you eat it. Apples do the opposite of that.
Interestingly, apples have compounds in them that actually help get rid of those sulfur smells, and make your breath better. Also, the skin of apples help clean your teeth as you crush them up.
Lemons and oranges. You’ve got to love ’em. The fruits that are full of vitamin C are not only healthy for your health over all, but it also helps to neutralize smells in your mouth.
Now it must be said that you do have to be careful with citrus fruit, as they are more acidic than other fruits. Bacteria like an environment that is acidic. Eating citrus fruit isn’t going to immediately make your mouth an environment for bad bacteria, but just make sure you don’t eat too much of it in one sitting.
Parsley, Thyme, Mint, Rosemary, and Cinnamon. Most herbs have essential oils that will combat bad breath naturally when you eat them.
Just munch on some of them, and they will help mask the odor. They may not exactly cure your bad breath, but they will definitely give you better breath.
Yes, once again, this isn’t a food per se, but it does help combat bad breath. Green tea has a type of antioxidant that helps with bad breath. Not only that, but it can help with Parkinson’s desease, Alzhiemers, and even help lower your cholesterol.
Leafy Green Vegetables
Greens like Kale, Spinach and Lettuce are all great to help cure bad breath. Leafy Greens help fight against acidic environments, so if you eat a lot of citrus fruit, it wouldn’t be bad to eat your greens afterwards.
Also, these type of vegetables are full of something called chlorophyll, which is a natural deodorizer. So just keep a munchin’ on your salads and you can cure your halitosis.
I guess this could also go under the herbs, but fennel seeds have an interesting history. In India, this is a common remedy for bad breath. It helps neutralize the smells, and also helps with the flow of saliva, so that the saliva can help wash food particles out of your mouth.
And The List Goes On And On
I could also write about probiotic yogurts, ginger, red cherries, and also strawberries. But I think I’ve left you with enough ideas on how to help cure your halitosis.
There are many natural foods that can help cure halitosis. It’s just a matter of incorporating them into your diets, something we’ll take a look at in the next article.
What is your favorite food on this list, and which one is you least favorite? Comment below and let me know!