Having fresh breath is easier than you think. And no, you don’t need to carry a toothbrush and toothpaste around all the time. In reality, you just have to be more careful about what you eat and, of course, have better hygiene habits.
So you can keep your breath fresh all day long.
Low-carbohydrate diet, but with fats and proteins
Fatty foods, when removed, create ketones, a by-product of fat found in the stomach and fermented; the smell of these ketones returns down the esophagus and attaches to the tongue. Hence the importance of eating healthy carbohydrates such as broccoli, carrots, sweet potatoes and fresh fruits.
Don’t forget your vegetables
Not only are they good for your health, but they promote an alkaline environment, while the body’s bad breath is acidic.
Eat healthy apples and crunchy foods
The harsh texture of apples, celery and carrots can eliminate food that gets stuck between your teeth. Actually, these hard foods can work like a toothbrush.
Drink plenty of water
Water lubricates the mouth, thus controlling bacteria. However, bottled beverages, soft drinks and cold teas are preserved with citric acid, which not only contributes to bad breath, but also has a negative impact on tooth enamel.
Drink more green juice and less coffee
Green juice contains low levels of acid, while coffee has a lot of acid, which causes bad breath.
Chews mint or parsley leaves
If you want to take a more natural route, take some mint leaves or parsley for lunch. Peppermint will refresh your breath and parsley (containing chlorophyll) will eliminate bad odor from your mouth.
Probiotics give you the proper enzymes you need to efficiently eliminate food and decrease the chances of food fermenting in the stomach. They also help you get the nutrients from what you eat.
Clean your tongue
Bacteria can stick to taste buds. That’s why it’s so important that you wash your tongue perfectly well with a tool made specifically for it.