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These 5 Foods Would Help Eliminate Chronic Mouth Odour

As you may know, mouth odour can be very embarrassing and offensive. There’s nothing worse than meeting someone and realizing that your breath smells like your tuna. Why there are many causes of bad breath’ did you know that certain foods can keep your mouth fresh?

This article will cover what the common causes are and how it can be managed, especially making use of some of the foods we eat.

WebMD which is one of my favorite and informative site, simply put it that Bad breath, medically called halitosis, can result from poor dental health habits and may be a sign of other health problems.

Not brushing and flossing your teeth after meals can keep food remnants in your mouth and between teeth. Bacteria will grow on these remnant, they decay and lead to bad odor coming out of your mouth. Also poor dental hygiene can cause good amount of bad bacteria to good ones.

For healthy individuals, food odors are temporary and normal salivary flow will eliminate them within several minutes. However, those who suffer from dry mouth can not escape bad mouth odour. So let us see some ways we can eliminate it with certain types of foods.

To get started, you may want to get rid of bad bacteria in your gut first. The first step towards this is to first eliminate foods that may make mouth odour worse by causing poor balance of bacteria in your gut.

  1.  Use Antibiotics: They not only kill bad bacteria, but also destroy the beneficial organisms in your gut. This means that you have to replace the good/beneficial microorganisms after the antibiotic treatment. So, you only need to do this when absolutely necessary.
  2. Fermented Foods: The next step is to eat fermented foods such as such as cheese and yoghurt, fermented vegetables (including cabbage, turnips, eggplants, carrots), and fermented soy. These cultured foods have the ability of supplying your gut with billions of beneficial bacteria.
  3. Sugarless candies and gum. Any snack that increases saliva flow in your mouth, like sugar-free candy or gum, will help reduce odour in your mouth. The plant essential oil that’s often used for flavouring cinnamon gums and candies, known as cinnamic aldehyde, can reduce odour-causing bacteria.
  4. Wet your whistle with water. A dry mouth can make your breath pretty unbearable. In some ways, water acts like artificial saliva, since it can wash away those leftover bits of garlic bread. Keep a water bottle in your workspace your colleagues will likely thank you for it.
  5. Green tea. Green tea contains catechin, a powerful antioxidant that can fend off bacteria — remember, bacteria causes the unwanted odor.

Taking supplements should only be done to support or compensate for a nutritionally deficient diet, as you can mainly get the nutrients your body needs from the food you eat. Probiotic supplements are a great option if you don’t consume raw organic vegetables on a daily basis.

The Tricky Way ‘Fitness’ Foods Obstruct Your Weight Loss.

Eat more of this fitness foods and loss weight in 10-to-20-to-30 days. Hum.., you can agree with me that this is what most fitness food brands uses to attract consumers to their product.

Although they may seem healthy enough, but could fitness-branded foods be hurting your weight-loss efforts?

If you’re trying to lose weight, you need to watch out for a sneaky side effect: Without even realizing it, people tend to eat more and exercise less when a food is branded to promote fitness, according to a new study published in the Journal of Marketing Research.

Previous research has shown that people tend to consume more calories when a food has a healthy-sounding label, a phenomenon known as the health halo.

Rather than consume more calories in the name of “Fitness” here is what you should do.

First, listen to your body’s signals, author of Eat Right When Time Is Tight, recommends rating your hunger on a 1-to-10 scale before and after you eat. “You should start eating when you’re starting to feel hungry but you’re not famished,

In terms of physical activity,it’s important to see exercise as a part of a healthy lifestyle — not just a way to burn calories to lose weight.

So the bottom line is, consume less of the fitness food as you might be taking in more calories than you need and never neglect your exercise routine.

Photo credit: Sara Stathas

5 Foods To Add To Your Diet In 2015

Good health is a trend that never goes out of style. So as we approach the coming year, it is vital we eat certain foods to help our health. Some of the foods listed in here may be foods you’ve eaten for years. One thing is certain though, regardless of how old   these foods may have become, all of them will help to improve your health in the next year.

1. Plantain

plantain bunch

So plantains have always been the norm in my house for the past four years.These fruit have become more prevalent and will continue to make a strong showing in 2015. Plantains are high in fiber, potassium, vitamin C and vitamin A.  Most people enjoy frying plantain in chips form but this is as healthy  as boiling it or making it in powdered form.The key is to eat them in the healthiest way possible.  So my goal in 2015 is to eat healthy!

2. Veggies/ brocoli

Veggies

When we think about antioxidant foods, the first foods that come to mind are usually vegetables. If you want to receive a fantastic health benefits eat more vegetables. While they good looking on your meal plate, once consumed, it has the power to promote your health and fight foreign substance  that can pose danger to your health.

3. Oatmeal

Oatmeal1

Oatmeal is a rich source of soluble fiber, which is also found in apples, pears,etc. Studies show that men can also reduce their risk of heart failure if they eat one bowl of oatmeal, per day. it also contain a special type of antioxidant which reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. See reasons why you should eat oatmeal.

 4Soy bean

Soy milk

This days most families learn learn to make home-made healthy drinks from soy beans. This is because soy beans contains vitamins, minerals that can reduce certain heart risk diseases. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officially recognized this fascinating legumes as a cholesterol-lowering meal if taking weekly.

5.Nuts    

Nuts are considered a very healthy snack. Nuts like cashew nut, groundnut, peanuts, walnuts and hazel nuts. Adding nuts to a balanced, healthful diet can take you one step away from heart disease. This nuts  offer various health benefits so find your perfect match. And avoid nuts packaged or roasted in oil or loaded with salt. Instead, eat them raw or dry roasted.

So my goal in 2015 is to eat healthy, what is your goal?

 

 

 

5 Foods That Help With Bloating

Have you ever wondered why you feel very hungry yet your stomach feels full and sometimes hard? This is called bloating. Bloating can occur when gas builds up in your stomach and intestine and when you eat fatty foods, or highly-processed foods or salty food that cause water retention. Eating slowly and avoiding carbonated beverages will help decrease your chances of feeling bloated.

However, here are 5 foods that can help with bloating

Avocados are at the top of our list of foods that can help you de-bloat. They contain more potassium. Potassium-rich foods help flush excess sodium in your body. Avocados have a creamy texture that compliments sandwiches and salads deliciously. And avocado is highly nutritious.

 Pineapples are the symbols of hospitality. It’s a fruit high in fiber and rich in antioxidant. Pineapple helps flush you system because it contains a natural enzyme called bromelain that  helps digest protein and reduce bloating. Pineapples are delicious by themselves and can be blended into a smoothie, or enjoyed in a salad style.

Ginger is one herb and has long been known to help soothe the stomach. Ginger may also help deflate the stomach from gas-producing foods. Try sipping on some ginger tea or you can also buy ginger supplements in pill form at health foods stores to help fight the bloat.

Bananas are great snacks that are high in potassium. Remember potassium rich food helps flush out excess sodium in your body. So make sure you eat ripe bananas to help with bloating.

Oatmeal  Aside that this delicious breakfast food hasn’t been specifically linked to bloating, I really love oatmeal because it contains fiber that help maintain bowel regularity and avoiding constipation is one way to avoid bloating. So make sure you add oatmeal to your grocery list for your next shopping.

Meanwhile, watch what you eat, chew slowly and try some of these de- bloating food to make a difference.