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1. Skip Sugars and Grains 
The first thing we’ve got to address is getting rid of yeast. You do that by following a diet that’s lower in sugar and higher in probiotic-rich foods. So if you’re consuming too many processed sugars, grains, white bread, white rice and even wheat products — grains that over time store starches, which break down into sugar — then that’s likely the biggest culprit, as yeast feed off of sugar and grains.

Sugars and grains promote the action and growth of many bacteria. Eliminating or reducing your intake of sugar, sugar-laden products and grains will help to eliminate bad breath.

I recommend, for a temporary period, going completely grain-free and eliminating sugar from your diet and replacing those foods with:

High-protein foods
High-fiber foods
Healthy fats
Probiotic-rich foods
Alkalizing foods
Some of the best probiotic-rich foods
you can add in are things like 24 to 29-hour fermented homemade probiotic yogurt, buying goat milk kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha and coconut kefir. Really load up on the probiotic-rich foods.

2. Consume More Healthy Fat
Also make sure you’re consuming more healthy fat — that’s healthy fat that is especially present in things like organic, virgin coconut oil — because the truth about saturated fat is that it can be beneficial.

Coconut oil contains specific types of fatty acids called medium-chain fatty acids — like lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid — which are antimicrobial in nature. If you have a liver or gall bladder condition, check with your doctor first before consuming more saturated fats such as coconut oil.

3. Add Supplements and Essential Oils 
The next thing you want to do is to add certain foods and supplements to your diet to help get rid of bad breath. The first is a probiotic supplement. The second thing you can do is use peppermint essential oil.

In fact, I make my own Homemade Probiotic Toothpaste with a mixture of baking soda, coconut oil and peppermint oil. Just a single drop of peppermint oil on your tongue or in your water can help freshen up your breath.

4. Lemon
Lemon and water also play important roles in getting rid of bad breath. You can suck on a lemon slice or squeeze a fresh lemon into a glass of water, and get all the benefits of lemon water. This technique is particularly effective when it comes to combating bad breath from onions, garlic, and the like. Suck on a lemon slice or squeeze a fresh lemon into a glass of water. Then simply drink the water or gargle with it. If you’re unable to do either of these, simply place a drop of lemon juice on the tip of the tongue.

Lemon will stimulate saliva production which will help to combat bad breath. Having a dry mouth is commonly associated with bad breath too. This leads to the next all natural solution for bad breath.

Top Foods for Bad Breath
High fiber foods — Foods high in fiber help improve digestion and help your body expel toxins.
Water — Drink at least 8 glasses of water to flush toxins.
Parsley — This decorative green leafy vegetable is a natural breath freshener since it is high in chlorophyll.
Citrus fruits and vegetables — These provide vitamins A and C, antioxidants that are necessary for healthy teeth and gums.
Foods high in probiotics — Include kefir, natural yogurt, amasai, kimchi or sauerkraut for natural probiotics and a healthful digestive system.

Author: Heather Condon

As Third Door Media's paid media reporter, Heather Condon writes about many topics. With more than 15 years of working experience, Heather has held both in-house and agency management positions.

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