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OnionsLunchtimes at the office can be tricky. To be able to prevent bad breath you have to be so careful of which foods you eat. After eating onion, garlic or other spicy foods that are high in sulphides it is essential to combat the effects by eating a cleanser food. And make sure to rinse with Therabreath oral rinse twice a day. There is really nothing worse than talking to someone whose breath is less than fresh breathing all over you. There are foods that you can include in your diet that can help fight off that onion smell if you have eaten a sandwich for instance. Let’s have a look at which foods can help.

Probiotic (plain) yogurt
Recent studies show that plain yogurt is packed full of the good bacteria that fights off that bad breath bacteria which can cause halitosis. This is because probiotic yogurt actually reduces the levels of hydrogen sulphide in the mouth (a bad breath causing agent). So what happens is that the yogurt neutralises that foul odour all day long.

Fresh crunchy Apples
Not only does an apple a day keep the doctor away, it also keeps the bad breath away (especially garlic). Apples contain polyphenols, which break down those smelly compounds present in garlic. Try to get into the habit of packing an apple everyday for lunch, and you will not have to worry about that garlic breath the same way you used to.

Green Tea
Not only is green tea great for your digestive system, it is great for keeping bad breath at a distance. Green tea is rich with antioxidants, and is crammed full with polyphenols (other teas also contain polyphenols, but not as many as in green tea). So make sure to enjoy a cuppa after lunch.

Crispy vegetables
Another culprit for causing bad breath is a dry mouth. Saliva production is extremely important to prevent a dry mouth. Carrots and celery are great to get that saliva production going. Also try and drink a glass of water after every meal to wash away any food particles that will cause a lingering odour in your mouth.