9 Foods that Combat Bad Breath!

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1) Apples

Apples help eliminate plaque from teeth, which freshens breath. Apple crunching stimulates saliva production, which removes odor-causing microorganisms.

2) Cherries

Bad breath bacteria can create methyl mercaptan, a rotten cabbage-smelling gas. (Yuck!) Antidote? Cherries neutralize methyl mercaptan's odor.

3) Cinnamon

Cinnamon's essential oil is antibacterial and antiseptic, and its aroma can conceal odors. Candy-free? Chew cinnamon.

4) Crunchy veggies

Crunching carrots, celery, and cucumbers freshens breath. The high water content benefits your breath, teeth, and hydration.

5) Ginger

Sulfur molecules that cause bad breath can be broken down by salivary enzymes stimulated by the chemical gingerol-6, which gives the root its flavor.

6) Green tea

Antimicrobial green tea helps battle foul breath. Green and black tea polyphenols can inhibit bacterial growth by 30% and break down foul-smelling chemicals, according to studies.

7) Herbs

Chewing mint, parsley, basil, rosemary, tarragon, or cardamom improves breath. Green plants smell nice and contain chlorophyll, which deodorizes foul breath.

8) Lemons & oranges

Citrus fruits like lemons and oranges contain plenty of vitamin C, which inhibits the formation of harmful germs in the mouth.

9) Yogurt

Yogurt is kryptonite to sulfur compounds, but it's delicious and real. Yogurt's probiotics are the real heroes.

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