Many people suffer from excessive internal heat in summer which may cause bad breath. Nutritionists pointed out that parsley may help to eliminate the odor of the mouth, especially smells of cigarette, and yogurt also helps to reduce mouth odor.
Parsley is the most helpful herb to eliminate the odor of the mouth, especially the smells of cigarette. If fail to find the parsley nearby, coriander or mint can also play the same role of removing mouth odor. And chew these herbs the longer, the better. Making tea with them and drinking will achieve similar result. Besides, the herbs mentioned above are also good for digestion.
Latest research shows that drink plain yogurt can reduce the content of hydrogen sulfide, which is to blame for mouth odor. Drinking yogurt everyday also prevent harmful bacteria generating in the mouth, meanwhile to relieve gum disease or plaque.
3. Fruits and vegetables rich in fibers, such as apples, carrots and celeries
These vegetables and fruits help to secrete large amounts of saliva. Saliva is not only to moist mouth, but also to remove food residues attached on or in between the teeth. The food residues is one of the causes of mouth odor.
Berries, citrus, watermelon and other foods which are rich in vitamin C can make an unfavorable environment for bacterial growth in the mouth. Frequent intake of vitamin C is also good to the health of the gums. Fresh vegetables and fruits are rich supplies for vitamin C.