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Bad breath: Causes and Foods to prevent it

For SHA Wellness Clinic
Tuesday July 7th, 2015
Health & Beauty


Probably you sometime had to turn to some gums or sweets to avoid bad breath in front of your friends or family. Don’t worry because bad breath, also known as halitosis, is more common than you may think. Not only is it common in the morning when the mouth is dry after resting all night, actually one out of three people suffers it during the day.
We present the most frequent causes of bad breath, as some recommendations as well as some natural remedies to prevent it.



  • Poor dental hygiene.
  • Dental problems.
  • Consumption of medicines.
  • Tobacco.
  • Throat infection.
  • Alcohol.
  • Breathing problems related with mucus.
  • Digestive problems.



  • Brush your teeth and tong daily.
  • Make mouthwashes with thyme, sage, cinnamon or mint infusions or vegetable oil for about 10 minutes.


In case of breathing problems:


  • Drink at least 2 litres of water out of meals.


  • Avoid dairy products in your diet.


  • Keep your house ventilated.


  • Place some plants around you so they purify the environment.


In case of digestive disorders we recommend some foods and medicinal plants that will help purify and clean your body.


  • Fresh salads – Add parsley, chlorophyll, mint and celery to your salads as they help neutralize smells and clean the oral cavity.


  • Junniper berries – This spice has lots of antibacterial properties that fight against body fungus. We recommend to chew 1 to 3 berries after meals.


  • Chlorella seaweed – Due to its huge content in chlorophyll it helps clean the organism and neutralizes bad smells.


  • Medicinal herbs – There are a natural remedies to counteract bad breath. You can prepare a liter of mint, ginger, turmeric, aniseed, boldo, Rosemary or wormwood infusion and drink it during the day. If you don’t like the flavour you can sweeten it with natural substitutes.




We hope these recommendations to prevent bad breath will be helpful!


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