12 Foods That Banish Bad Breath

2. Apples

An apple a day will banish foul breath if you eat an apple after that garlicky pizza or pasta dish. In fact, a study conducted by researchers at Ohio State University’s department of food science and technology, discovered that eating an apple was particularly effective in banishing bad breath and even “deodorizing’ the enzymes in garlic”.

This is due to the high amount of polyphenols in apples, these compounds are able to break down the pungent compounds in garlic and literally “deodorize” the pungent taste and smell that sometimes linger after a particularly garlicky meal. Researchers speculate that because apples are also fairly acidic, the high acidity levels of a raw apple may also help the deodorizing of foul smelling foods.

 

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