If you have either bad breath or poor digestion problem, then it is pretty damn certain that you have got the other problem as well. What I mean is that people with bad breath issues are usually found to have digestion issues as well, and vice versa. That only makes sense, because our body is nothing more than a network of different organs, all strung together in common harmony, and when the harmony is broken in one section, the same follows into the other sections too. So, if you have a problem in one part of your body you are bound to have a related problem in another part of your body too; only you don’t know about it. In this article I will discuss some of the causes of bad breath (including some diseases with can trigger halitosis).
a) Diseases: Say you got an acid reflux problem. So how does it affect your breath? Acid reflux occurs when your stomach produces a large amount of digestive enzyme in order to digest your food and some of this enzyme is redirected back to your mouth through your esophagus. Since this enzyme is acidic and stinky in nature, it affects your breath. Likewise, if you have a dry mouth, then it can encourage bad breath bacteria to thrive on it, thereby causing foul breath. A dry mouth is bad for two reasons: with a dry mouth you cannot get rid of the food particles inside your mouth – these food particles in turn offer a nice meal to the halitosis bacteria; on the other, any dry place is the perfect breeding ground for these bacteria. The reason why you have foul breath in the morning is because your saliva glands had stopped working throughout the time you were sleeping. While there is little you can do about morning breath, you can alleviate it at other times by drinking plenty of water.
b) Foods: Foods which contain organosulfer compounds such as diallyl disulfide can be the cause behind halitosis. Why? These foods, once they are digested by our stomach, enter our bloodstream before being passed through our lungs and getting ejected into our mouth. Such foods are onion, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, garlic, asparagus, eggs, meat, fish, dairy products (such as, milk, butter and cheese), etc.
c) Smoking: Saliva is what helps to keep the halitosis bacteria away by washing away the food particles from our mouth as well as from keeping the mouth from becoming dry. Smoking, on the other hand, inhibits the saliva production which in turn makes our mouth dry, causing halitosis. On another note, smoking is also known to trigger post nasal drip which is another known cause of bad breath!
So, is there really any cure to this problem?
What if I tell you that there is a cure indeed, not just for your bad breath but also the acid reflux problem? Have you ever left a restaurant without consuming the dressing herb called parsley that is served along with your food? Well, from the next time, don’t. Parsley contains everything you need to get rid of both problems at once! For more information, [adrotate banner="5"].