2 foods to tackle bad breath

2 foods to tackle bad breath ••

Bad breath can occur as a result of poor dental hygiene or a sign of underlying health issues.

Bad breath (known as halitosis) can occur as a result of poor dental hygiene or a sign of underlying health issues.

Bad breath or halitosis is embarrassing, its one situation that lowers one’s self esteem. Most of the time, they are caused by some lifestyle habits which could easily be checked or dealt with.

Bad breath could be as a result of strong smelling foods, smoking, dry mouth,gum diseases/ some medical condition but the primary cause of bad breath is the bacteria that build up on the back of your tongue or between your teeth.

Onions, garlic as well as coffee and alcohol amongst other factors can also cause bad breath (drkellislate)

These two foods help to get rid of bad breath in no time.

1. Lemon Juice

Curing bad breath with a lemon rinse has been used for generations. The high acidic content in lemons prevents growth of bacteria on your tongue and gums.

What to do:

Stir one tablespoon of lemon juice into a cup of water and rinse your mouth with it thoroughly. You can also add a bit of salt to it and rinse your mouth before going to bed. This remedy will help to solve the problem of dry mouth which is one of the main reasons behind bad breath.

2. Parsley

Parsley contains chlorophyll that can help control bad breath.

What to do:

Dip a handful of fresh parsley leaves in vinegar and chew them thoroughly for a minute or two.

You can also put parsley leaves through a juicer and sip the juice anytime you need to refresh your breath. The parsley will also aid digestion by reducing the production of intestinal gas.

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