What Are The Best Natural Remedies For Bad Breath?
Many men and women with bad breath (halitosis) really want to find a remedy for their disgusting breath that works. Something that many people recommend that they do is practice better dental hygiene. This will require you to do a better job of brushing, flossing, and tongue scraping to eliminate any remaining food particles and odor-causing bacteria from your mouth. This solution might be sufficient in some cases but for more severe cases other alternatives must be used. You may not know this but changes to your diet can make your breath smell nicer. This is true because ‘bad’ bacteria can cause problems with your breath and altering your diet could decrease the amount of this bacteria.
There was a medical study conducted in Japan that provided evidence that eating sugarless yogurt would lower people’s hydrogen sulfide levels. Hydrogen sulfide is a volatile sulfur compound that can ruin your breath so eating some sugarless yogurt each day might help with your breath problems. The reason why sugarless yogurt is so effective is that it contains probiotic bacteria, including streptococci and lactobacilli, which can reduce the amount of ‘bad’ bacteria that triggers the release of hydrogen sulfide.
One thing you can do to freshen up your breath is to determine the cause and find a remedy that will get rid of it. One cause of breath problems is gum disease. If unhealthy gums is the issue, then increase your daily intake of Vitamin C because research has shown that it can prevent gum disease. Vitamin C can also be used to treat skin-related problems, colds, asthma and arthritis. Luckily, there are a lot of foods that contain Vitamin C including pineapple, papaya, kiwi, strawberries, oranges, red peppers and cabbage. Vitamin C can also make it more difficult for ‘bad’ bacteria to reproduce in your oral cavity.
Another reason why people get halitosis is because there is something wrong with their digestive system. If your digestive system isn’t working properly, then your food won’t be properly digested. This can cause toxins to form in your stomach and mouth. These toxins can lead to the formation of a bitter white substance on the tongue which you will find first thing in the morning. The toxins really smell disgusting and this odor can get into the lungs. From then on whenever you breath on anyone, those unfortunate people will smell your awful breath.
You can remove these toxins by having bowel movements several times a day. If you are having troubles with this, then eat more foods that have a lot of fiber because they can help you have bowel movements more frequently. Fiber-rich foods include bran cereals, whole grain breads, nuts, fruits, such as peaches, bananas, oranges, pears, berries and apples, and vegetables, including beans, avocados, broccoli, spinach, carrots, kale, peppers and potatoes. You can also find fiber supplements at local supermarkets that can also help food move more easily through your digestive system.
Alfalfa is another high-fiber food that also contains chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is effective at removing the odors coming from your digestive system. If you have ever had dinner at a fancy restaurant, then the cook probably put some sprigs of fresh parsley right beside your food. They do this because parsley has a high level of chlorophyll and chewing it will improve the smell of your breath.
Finding the right ways to eliminate your breath problems is not impossible. You just have to know where to look and what to use. There are a lot simple treatments for your bad breath in your own kitchen that can freshen your breath up.