4 Foods That Make Your Breath Smell Good

FOOD  |  August 31, 2016
  • 1. Capsicum and lettuce
    1 / 4 1. Capsicum and lettuce

    Full of fibre and vitamin C, the crunchy nature of capsicums can potentially help to loosen food particles that could be lodged in your molars, reducing your bad breath. Lettuce is full of water and can help to freshen your breath.

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  • 2. Tea
    2 / 4 2. Tea

    Tea contains some compounds that can help break down sulphur and prevent oral bacterial growth. So the next time you’re out for a meal, order some tea afterwards. (And if you want to have a cuppa at hone, here are some local tea brands we love!)

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  • 3. Parsley and Basil
    3 / 4 3. Parsley and Basil

    These two herbs are age-old remedies to counter bad breath. It is said these herbs contain compounds that break down the sulphur (that causes bad breath) in some foods so they no longer linger in your mouth.

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  • 4. Water
    4 / 4 4. Water

    A lot of the time, a dry and humid mouth is the ideal environment for bacteria to thrive. Drinking water helps to produce more saliva, a natural cleaning agent for your mouth. (Not all types of water are made equal. Read this to find out which types you should be drinking!)

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    A version of this story first appeared on The Singapore Women’s Weekly website.

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