Eliminate Bad Breath Naturally
While garlic, onions, curry and several other foods are blamed for delivering powerfully bad breath, there are several other foods known to help provide fresh, clean scents, promoting fresh smelling breath and even cleaner-smelling body odor. While in most cases eating these foods raw will deliver the most potent benefits of their sweet-smelling aroma, even cooking with these ingredients can lead to more pleasant breath.
Parsley is a beautiful, mild herb that is a fresh accompaniment to nearly any savory dish, and it usually doesn’t require any cooking to seamlessly incorporate it. Add it freshly chopped and raw as you finish soups and sauces, toss into pasta, rice and potatoes, sprinkle atop roasted chicken, pork, fish, beef or vegetables, and you can’t go wrong. With its mild green herbal flavor, it will accent even the most delicate dishes. Flat leaf or curly varieties are available in nearly any super market.
Basil adds sweetness with a perfume that falls just shy of being minty. It is beautiful with tomatoes, avocados, on sandwiches and in myriad sauces, especially those with a Mediterranean or Thai flair. This is another gentle herb that goes well with nearly every dish raw or gently cooked. It even works as a stellar addition to fruits and desserts such as macerated strawberries, poached pears and in fruit flavored ice cream or freezes. It has even become a popular addition in craft cocktails.
Mint is an herb that is growing in popularity. It is pungent and adds a deliberate yet palatable infusion of flavor that enhances everything from desserts and salads to chutneys and preserves. For a slight flavor boost, consider adding fresh mint sprigs to broth with mild chilies and soft boiled noodles. You may also choose to chew on raw mint springs to immediately change your breath from stale to fresh in seconds. Popular varieties of mint include spearmint, peppermint, wintergreen and even chocolate mint.
Fennel is usually preferred cooked, whether roasted with a variety of other root vegetables or included in soups and stews, it has a mild licorice type flavor that offers a fresh, sweet taste. Don’t worry, it’s not a strong or pungent as black licorice candy, but the similarity in the overall flavor is unmistakable. Its aromatic addition in salads, side dishes and other recipes can lighten up a flavor profile with a beautiful aroma that can permeate from the inside out.
Clove is a strong spice, and a little goes a long way, but there’s no doubt why clove gum and clove cigarettes were a huge hit to help freshen the breath of smokers for generations. Today, cloves are most often seen poked into baked ham or floating atop a pot of mulled wine, but it’s fresh flavor and aroma should not be overlooked. A touch of ground clove in apple dishes such as pie, applesauce, apple cider and similar recipes is a warm aromatic spice. Also consider the aromatic properties of other warm spices such as cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice.