There are several foods that fight odor, provide a quick fix, and result in fresh breath!
- Parsley, peppermint, and spearmint
The oils that are in these herbs are very strong and overpower any odors. These herbs act as a mouthwash, and not only do they hide odor but they leave you with a fresh, pleasant smelling breath.
Drinking a glass of milk with your meal can get rid of the smell of garlic. Next time you enjoy some garlic bread with your meal, be sure to have a glass of milk too. The milk reduces sulphur compounds in the garlic that create the odors.
- Vegetables and Fruits
Vegetables and fruits that are high in vitamin C are also considered to be foods that fight odor. For example broccoli or red bell peppers fight odor as they create an environment in your mouth where bacteria doesn’t want to be.
- Sugarless Gum
Gum is also considered to be part of “foods that fight odor”. By chewing gum you release food trapped in gums, as well as dead cells from your teeth or tongue. Another bonus is that gum has a nice smell to it that overpowers the odor!
Water may not have a strong overpowering smell to it, but it flushes out any bacteria in your mouth and allows for your mouth to be cleansed.
Yogurts are part of foods that fight odor as they also lower the levels of sulfide compounds. It has been shown in studies that by eating sugar-free yogurt that contains probiotics twice a day for several weeks reduces bad breath.
We hope that this list of foods that fight odor will help you, and allow for you to have nice fresh breath!
Read more about foods that fight odor:
Bad Breath: Good and Bad Foods