How to Defeat Foul Breath

Since bad breath can rear its malodorous head at inopportune times, it’s wise to be extra prepared.  Every mouth has incidents of foul breath, including the advanced and dreaded “dragon breath”, or “firebreather breath”, especially after consuming pungent food.  However, food isn’t always the main culprit. Obviously, poor dental hygiene is a prime suspect, but in many cases, even the cleanest of mouths produce undesirable scents. Luckily, there are several, simple techniques to attain breath as fresh as a Nordic breeze.


A sanitary mouth is a crucial factor in achieving flawless breath.  Countless bad breath victims only give their teeth the 20 second once over instead of the full dental detail it requires. It’s also important to brush your tongue, especially the part furthest back in your mouth.  And, please brush your teeth at work after your morning coffee and afternoon lunch.    


Sometimes, smelly foods just can’t be avoided (or you just don’t want to avoid them), and these edibles are just another ingredient for bad breath. You may want to cut back on onions, garlic, dairy products, and coffee, especially prior to key social gatherings. Basically, don’t fuel up on chili dogs and garlic fries before any event which isn’t a football tailgate.


Lack of adequate hydration can lead to dry mouth which is a perfect setting for bad breath. Drink at least eight glasses of water per day to help eliminate foul breath — while also promoting a host of additional health benefits.

Mouth Rinses

Great, you’re brushing your teeth regularly, avoiding certain foods and drinking sufficient amounts of water. But, your breath still isn’t as fresh as you’d like? The solution may be mouthwash. Sometimes, you just need a helping hand in freshening up your breath and mouthwash is one of the easiest ways to do this. Gargle a shot full for thirty seconds every morning and night as part of your oral hygiene regimen.

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Gums & Mints

Carrying around gum or mints is quick solution. In addition to minty fresh flavor, chicle and mints increase the amount of saliva in your mouth, therefore fighting back foul breath. 

Crowded subways, after lunch meetings and first kisses would be much fresher without malodorous breath. Since bad breath happens to even the best of them, it is recommended to avoid smelly foods, drink sufficient amounts of water, use mouthwash, and carry gum or mints as a backup.  These are all surefire ways to keep your breath smelling freshtastic!

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Three Reasons to Include More Fibre in Your Diet

With so many pre-packaged snack foods and refined carbohydrates in the modern diet, many people never consume the amount of dietary fibre that is recommended for optimum health. Fibre is a type of carbohydrate that consists of the indigestible portions of plant matter. There are two types of fibre. Soluble fibre can be dissolved in water; insoluble fibre cannot. Both play important roles in bodily functions. Here are three important reasons you should increase the amount of fibre in your diet.

Fibre and Cardiovascular Health

Medical studies have long supported the positive influence of fibre on heart and blood vessel health. Consuming adequate fibre on a consistent basis significantly reduces serum cholesterol levels. Lowered cholesterol lessens the risk of plaque build-up in arteries that leads to coronary artery disease. The disease process can develop over a long period of time without being detected until symptoms of advanced disease are evident. Untreated, it often results in heart attacks and strokes, some of which are fatal. Fibre has also been shown to reduce blood pressure in some studies. Besides its direct effects on the cardiovascular system, fibre also helps to prevent metabolic conditions that are closely linked to heart disease.

Fibre and Metabolism

Diets high in fibre are associated with lower obesity rates. Fibre helps to manage body weight in several ways. Because it passes through the body slowly without being digested, it serves as a bulking agent. This means that high-fibre food choices help you to eat less in general and to feel fuller longer. Fibre also helps to control blood sugar spikes by slowing the digestion of simple carbohydrates. By doing so, it can help to both prevent pre-diabetic conditions in vulnerable individuals and help diabetics control their blood sugar more easily.

Fibre’s Gastrointestinal Effects

Fibre helps to move bulk smoothly through the intestines; this promotes regular bowel action and eliminates toxins from the body more quickly. It also helps to balance intestinal pH; this keeps unfriendly organisms in check to prevent the release of toxic, cancer-causing substances. Since it plays such an important role in digestion and elimination, diets lacking fibre can lead to many intestinal problems. Consuming enough fibre helps to prevent conditions such as constipation, diarrhea, haemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome and colon cancer.

How to Increase Fibre Intake

In general, adding more fruits, vegetables and whole grains is the easiest way to increase both soluble and insoluble fibre in your diet. Good sources of insoluble fibre include green leafy vegetables, fruit skins, whole grain wheat products, wheat or corn bran and nuts. For more soluble fibre, eat oat bran and other oat products, beans and peas, flax seed, apples, pears, bananas, berries, Jerusalem artichokes, carrots, broccoli and potatoes. The same foods that give you more beneficial fibre in your diet are also rich in vitamins and antioxidants that enhance your health in various other ways. Adding healthy, fibre-rich food choices to your everyday menu can help you to lead to a longer and healthier life.

Author Bio: Natasha is one of the most respected nutritionist’s in Australia. She says it is common for people to not get enough fibre in their diets and recommends a soluble fibre drink to compensate. In her spare time, Natasha spends her time shopping with friends, keeping fit at the gym and relaxing at the local beach.


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