Saturday, November 14, 2009

Five (or Six!) Foods That Fix Bad Breath

This article is interesting because it talks about something which affects practically everyone. According to the authors who write under the pseudonymn of RealAge, the foods are:
  1. Lemons;
  2. Parsley and other green garnishing;
  3. Apples;
  4. Crunchy spices;
  5. Mint sprigs or cinnamon sticks
  6. Berries and yogurt.
My Comments
Incidentally, even though the title is 5, the authors list 6. I suspect that these foods were basically mumbled off the hip just to reach a number that is near 5. All of the recommendations are either fruits or vegetable origin. There is no red meat on the list. According to some dental experts, the main cause of bad breath is from the whitish layer that accumulates on the tongue. If that is the case, probably the best way to get rid of bad breath is to tackle the source. I used to see lots of metallic 'tongue scrapers' on sale when I was living in Asia. Here in Vancouver, I do not see them as much.

There is one important thing that they left out: Drink lots of water.


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