Foods That Help Treat Halitosis

Wednesday, 22 Jun 2011 04:28 PM

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Halitosis, or bad breath, can make you embarrassed. Natural remedies for halitosis can stop bad breath from affecting your personal and professional life.

Remedies for halitosis include increased consumption of foods high in vitamins C and B. Berries, citrus fruits, melons, and whole grains stop bad breath by preventing bacterial growth within the mouth. Diets rich in vitamin C are also important in preventing gum disease and gingivitis — both major causes of halitosis.

Drastically reducing your intake of animal proteins, which are often improperly digested and leave by-products that act as breeding grounds for halitosis-producing microorganisms, can help eliminate bad breath.

Another cure for halitosis is to avoid sugars and refined carbohydrates, which cause tooth decay and produce an environment that is conducive for bacterial growth. To stop bad breath, refrain from eating foods that are high in fat, colorings, and additives.

Washing the tongue with water containing baking soda as well as gargling with lime water can both help combat halitosis.

Also, make sure to drink plenty of fluids as a dry mouth can intensify halitosis.

For more information on halitosis, see below:

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