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Struggling with Bad Breath? Avoid These 8 Foods at All Costs

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By The Captain September 10, 2020

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Peanut butter

Peanut butter is a staple of American snacking, we all know that. But did you know that peanut butter, can also be responsible for your bad breath? In fact, it is known as the halitosis-causing paste. According to dentist Preet Sandhu, like many other protein foods, the traces of peanut butter can remain in the mouth and oral cavity for hours, generating quite a feast for oral microbes.

It is also high in sugar, which, as I’ve said before, bacteria just love to chow down on. So, next time you’re tempted to overdo it with the peanut butter, think of the bad breath you’re going to have afterward!

Struggling with Bad Breath? Avoid These 8 Foods at All Costs 1

Horseradish

You might like this potent condiment because it adds flavor to the food, but do you know what else horseradish does? It puts a certain distance between you and the person you’re trying to have a conversation with. Not because of social distancing rules but because of your malodorous breath!

“Like most root vegetables, horseradish contains a chemical compound, isothiocynate, which sticks around well after the spread is consumed,” says New York-based endodontist Adam S. Harwood, DMD. Drinking water is not going to do any good; on the contrary, it will only cause more discomfort.

Struggling with Bad Breath? Avoid These 8 Foods at All Costs 2 Captain’s tip: Mint is very efficient in counteracting the effects of horseradish, so chew some minty gum or drink some mint tea.

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