The Huffington Post  – by Dr. Harold Katz

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

There is really no food that can combat bad breath, yet you can still find many articles that claim to know the secret herb or fruit that will keep halitosis at bay. People have claimed that herbs such as tarragon, rosemary and coriander can knock out bad breath, but in reality anything you eat can serve as fodder for the bacteria in your mouth. These bacteria, in turn, will release substances that have a pungent odor that causes bad breath. This is why it’s best to reach for alcohol-free mouthwash to get rid of that foul smell in your mouth, rather than the herbs in your kitchen.

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