No one ever wants to admit that their breath may not be the best smelling or even worse that they have some pretty stinky flatulence… but they are both issues that many people have to deal with, among other pesky health problems.
Fortunately there are some easy “food hacks” that will tackle bad breath, smelly gas and much more! Food is your “best weapon” when it comes to helping your body deal with some of these not-so-pleasant situations.
Here are some foods that can help:
Have bad breath? Try eating some yogurt. According to experts, eating unsweetened yogurt can reduce the level of odor-causing hydrogen sulfide bacteria in your mouth. Good bacteria found in yogurt, like streptococcus thermophilus and lactobacillus bulgaricus, overpowered the hydrogen sulfide and helped lower levels by more than half – helping to eliminate the smelly mouth odor.
Have acne? Indulge in some salmon.
Skip the expensive creams and treatments that say they can reduce your pimples and acne and have yourself a big plate of salmon instead! Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids which decreases inflammation. Studies show that inflammation is one of the underlying causes of acne and pimples.
Gassy? Have some peppermint.
If you find yourself in a situation where flatulence is coming on, find a piece of peppermint and you will be in the clear – instead of clearing out a room! Peppermint soothes inflammation and pain in the gastrointestinal tract, helping to reduce the amount of flatulence as well as the odors associated with your gas.
Can’t sleep? Try some kiwi.
Because of the high levels of antioxidants and serotonin in kiwi, many people with sleep disorders have found that eating kiwi one hour before bed will help with their insomnia. Peoplhave increased levels of oxidative stress and low levels of serotonin can cause insomnia. Eating kiwi counteracts this process and can help people catch their ZZZZ’s.