Halitosis, or chronic bad breath, effects around a quarter of Americans, while almost everyone experiences bad breath on occasion. There is a big business behind fighting bad breath, with billions being spent on gum, mints, mouth wash and disposable toothbrushes . But there is a growing concern about what is actually in these products, what chemicals, preservatives and additives lurk in the dark lettering on the back of these labels?
Worry not, there are a few foods you can use to fend off bad breath. Here they are:
1. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is all the buzz from topical hair treatments to weight loss coffee. Coconut oil has even been identified as an effective mouthwash. Sounds crazy, but many bacteria are not water soluble, meaning they cannot easily be removed using water. Those bacteria are typically oil soluble, meaning that in the presence of oil they dissolve and are carried away. Holistic experts cite evidence that coconut oil clears away oral bacteria and a coconut oil-based mouthwash should be added to your daily oral care routine right before brushing.