Bad Breath: What causes it and what covers it?

February 21, 2019

Bad Breath: What causes it and what covers it?

The results are in! We’ve compiled a list of all the of THE WORST foods you can eat for bad breath!! Our heart is in two places with a lot of these since we happen to love so many of the foods that don’t seem to love us back.

 

We are not going to stop eating them, no way! But we are definitely going to think about when we eat them and if we have access to the necessary products to freshen up our breath afterwards!

 

Garlic and Onions

We’ll get the obvious out of the way first, garlic and onions! They just linger forever and have a very strong pungent smell. Even when you have been chopping or mincing these foods then wash your hands five times over, they linger on your hands too!

 

Citrus foods

We all know citrus is naturally acidic, but did you know that the bacteria causing bad breath thrives in acidic environments? Therefore, unfortunately eating citrus fruits is like providing a breeding ground for bad breath!

 

Coffee

We all know what I’m talking about. That horrid smell that use to linger on your teachers mouth after recess! Coffee causes bad breath due to the drying effects it has on the mouth.

 

An overload of protein

When we don’t eat enough carbs and live off protein, our body will burn energy in a state of ‘ketosis’. How is this related? Ketosis produces ketones which have a terrible smell that is very difficult to mask.

 

Are there any foods we can eat to help?

No one wants to give up a food they love, so here is a list of foods that you can try eating at the same time or shortly after to help counteract the bad smells!

  • Foods rich in vitamin C
  • Carbs
  • Yoghurt
  • Ginger
  • Leafy greens