View Full Version : Natural Fresh Breath?
08-04-2008, 08:50 PM
Okay. I am on a MAJOR garlic and onion kick.
Any natural ways to freshen my breath, beyond brushing my teeth? Altoids and Orbit are pretty much out of the question now...
08-04-2008, 09:03 PM
chew on some parsley!
08-04-2008, 10:03 PM
I see your parsley, and raise you a bell pepper!
08-05-2008, 10:03 AM
Bellpepper, really!?! :cool:
This is a great question! Especially after drinking my green smoothie...smelly, smelly. :o
08-05-2008, 06:12 PM
I wonder, does anyone still suffer from bad breath after being raw for a while? My dad has TERRIBLE halitosis* --(i accidentally wrote comatose ack) I just wonder if anyone on a raw diet still suffers from it if they did previously.... that is excluding the times you eat something strong like an onion, haha.
08-05-2008, 07:03 PM
I have a question - does anyone else get horrible tasting mouth/horrible breath after eating onions? Before I hit 30 I could eat tons of onions and have no issues but now I eat a tiny amount and it is horrible the way my mouth tastes a hour later. I brush and floss and use mouthwash and that doesnt help at all.
08-06-2008, 09:19 PM
Here's the deal with onions. The onion fumes permeate your lungs. That's why teeth brushing doesn't help much because it's emanating from your lungs.
This too shall pass....
08-06-2008, 09:58 PM
Onions are sooooo good for your blood and cells. Bad breath is worth it...for a little while. It will pass.
I find when I drink raw apple cider vinegar shots it wipes out the onion, garlicy breath.
But parsley and even basil reign supreme.
A good ole tongue scraping after you brush your teeth will do the trick too. Bacteria tends to hibernate on the tongue and it's where bad breath begins. You can purchase a tongue scraper from Walgreen's or Rite Aid for 4 bucks.
08-07-2008, 07:14 AM
What about mint leaves?
Yes, mint leaves are GREAT to chew on. I sometimes chew on cinnamon sticks. When I drink hot tea, I let them soak in the tea, then chew on the sticks after when they are a bit soft. It's great because I also love to put honey or agave in my tea, and cinnamon is also fantastic for regulating blood sugar -- especially cinnamon sticks. :)
08-07-2008, 08:11 AM
Gr8 answers! Although I don't experience funk breath anymore.
Also, drink water and brush your teeth AND tongue frequently.
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