What Foods Cause Bad Breath?
Everyone knows that food can cause bad breath. After all, it is common knowledge that you do not want to stand too close to someone who has just finished consuming a feast of onions and garlic. They are going to smell horrible. But what other foods cause bad breath, and why? And how can their effects be averted. The reason that foods cause bad breath is the components they are made of are also those that must be metabolized for bacteria in order for them to grow and thrive. There are a number of foods that provide this service. One of the most common (and little known) is sugar. Most bacteria must metabolize some form of sugar or another in order to survive, whether it be lactose, maltose, glucose, galactose or sucrose. Foods that are rich in these sugars provide a virtual feeding frenzy for the bacteria that thrive on them, resulting in increased growth and the release of the sulfuric substances that cause bad breath in humans. You are probably well aware that items such as chocolate
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