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Foods that can eliminate bad breath

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Foods that can eliminate bad breath

Tuesday, January 15th 2013.

Eliminate bad breath

 

Foods that can eliminate bad breath | dmatxi.com. Although often overlooked, mouth and teeth uncared can lead to a bad breath or halitosis. Collection of bad bacteria in the mouth that interact with the remnants of food will produce odors. If you want practical, brush your teeth after breakfast and before bed. Use a toothpaste that has been packed full with natural extracts, such as lime, betel leaves, and salt, which would protect oral health. Plus, create a longer lasting fresh breath.

 

People who have problems of bad breath (halitosis) is generally not aware of any problems. Actually there is an easy way to test the breath smell. Press a clean finger into the mouth and then wipe the saliva in the back of the tongue. Allow a few moments and then smell your finger.

 

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Causes of bad breath

 

  • Bacteria; The mouth is one part of the body that liked by bacteria. These microorganisms lurking in between the teeth and tongue surface. When the bacteria multiply and accumulate toxins and they will issue a less pleasant odor.
  • Tonsils; Holes on the inside of the tonsils (tonsillectomy) is called crypts, is one culprit of halitosis. The dots on lymphoid tissue in the swollen tonsils often tucked away leftovers and bacteria that cause bad odors.
  • Foods; Foods such as garlic, durian, or fish, also cause bad breath, even though we have to brush your teeth.
  • Disease; Bad breath can also be a sign of diseases such as respiratory infections, chronic sinus infections, diabetes, kidney disorders, liver, and chronic acid reflux.
  • Dry mouth; Lack of drinking water and a dry mouth is also a contributor to the cause of bad breath problem. That’s why, when wake up in the morning bad breath. This smell usually goes away after you brush your teeth and drink water.

 

Foods reduce and eliminate of bad breath

 

  • Lemon; Try to suck the lemon slices, or biting edge of the lemon. If you are in restaurants, can order water with lemon in it, or lemon tea. For the times of urgency, with candy lemon-flavored can also help, plus more portable.
  • Apples, pears, and carrots; These foods are rich in fiber, plus chewing these foods will help mouth produce saliva. Both of these will create a kind of cleansing the mouth.
  • Crispy seasoning; For more exotic solutions, try searching for cardamom, coriander, or fennel seeds, commonly sold in places where the sale of spices. Chewing spices were going to remove the oil to neutralize bad breath.
  • Leaves of mint or cinnamon sticks; These materials can help neutralize the unpleasant odor of onions and garlic. Plus, oil of cinnamon can kill bacteria in the mouth so as not to grow more. Cinnamon or mint gum as effective. If you are lovers of chewing gum, choose a sense of mint chewing gum containing xylitol to reduce the risk of cavities and refreshes the breath.
  • Berry fruit and yogurt; If you can not get through the day without eating foods that can trigger bad breath smell, eat for prevention, which is better than trying to eliminate the smell that was overpowering. Eating half a cup of plain yogurt, sugar free, low in fat and can reduce levels of hydrogen sulfide odors that cause bad breath. Berries, as well as melons, oranges and other fruits that contain vitamin C, also can reduce oral bacteria that smell. Start each day with a fruit yogurt provided as a complement.

Bad breath can be triggered by various factors, one is from foods. Food can not only cause bad breath, but also can help eliminate the odor. Bad breath or halitosis, is caused by various reasons such as eating certain foods, smoking, gum disease, dry mouth and oral bacteria.

http://dmatxi.com/15/foods-that-can-eliminate-bad-breath.html

Horse meat food scare spreads

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Horse meat food scare spreads

Mary Gearin reported this story on Monday, February 11, 2013 08:22:00

TONY EASTLEY: Britain is facing its biggest food scare since mad cow disease and it’s spreading to Europe.

The UK is waiting on tests to see just how many beef products in the food chain might be contaminated with horse meat and if the products carry any risk to humans.

In the past month there’s been a string of revelations about pre-prepared and frozen beef items reaching Britain, Ireland and France. It’s raising questions about the integrity of the European food chain.

The British Government suspects organised crime might be behind the meat substitution.

Europe correspondent Mary Gearin:

MARY GEARIN: Britons sitting down to their Sunday dinners may well have paused over their plates of beef if they were made from imported frozen or ready-made products.

The UK’s environment secretary Owen Paterson says what started as potentially isolated cases of bad labelling and testing could become a case of organised crime.

OWEN PATERSON: It’s completely wrong that a British consumer should go to a store, buy a product clearly marked beef and find that it actually contains a cheaper product – horse. So this is actually fraud on the public. And I personally, I think it’s either a case of gross incompetence amongst suppliers further down the chain or, and I’ve got reason to believe this is looking increasingly likely, it looks like this is an international crime.

MARY GEARIN: Food retailers have been told to carry out their own tests on all processed beef products after it was found some of the Findus brand of beef lasagne products contained up to 100 per cent horsemeat.

Findus is now considering legal action against its French-based suppliers who in turn are pointing the finger at Romanian abattoirs.

The Romanian government has launched its own investigation.

This all follows the first cases in Ireland three weeks ago – 10 million low price burgers and last week, frozen spaghetti and lasagne meals made by a French food manufacturer.

Jose Bove, a Green member of the European parliament, says the issue how hard it is to ensure food safety across the continent.

JOSE BOVE: It’s a European problem now and it’s a problem of how these things happen. I believe it’s because there’s a real net here organised to change the origin of meat to make more money.

MARY GEARIN: The British government has now ordered its Food Standards Authority to conduct DNA tests every three months. But it’s ruled out a temporary ban on imports, saying it would break European Union rules unless there’s a proven health risk.

That’s a pertinent question in a country still deeply scarred by the mad cow crisis.

Chairwoman of Britain’s House of Commons food and rural affairs committee Anne McIntosh has called for suspension of meat product imports and questioned the response from British food safety authorities.

ANNA MCINTOSH: What worries me about – there’s been a delay in the testing, the FSA Ireland started the testing already in November. They’re already ahead of this. I understand that there’s not been much testing of meat for the last year. I think only 800 tests were done in the last year.

MARY GEARIN: While Scotland Yard has met with the food safety officials it hasn’t launched an official inquiry yet.

This is Mary Gearin in London for AM.

http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2013/s3687270.htm

wow interesting FOOD FACTs

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” Health Benefits of Consuming Dates ”

1) Dates are free from cholesterol and contain very low fat. Dates are rich in vitamins and minerals.

2) They are rich source of protein, dietary fiber and rich in vitamin B1, B2, B3 and B5 along with vitamin A1 and C.

3)It helps improve the digestive system as it contains soluble and insoluble fibers and different kinds of amino acids.

4) Dates are great energy boosters as they contain natural sugars like glucose, sucrose and fructose. To get more advantage add dates to milk and make it a very nutritious snack.

5)Dates are very low in calories and are extremely suitable for health conscious people.

6) Dates are rich in potassium and reduced in sodium. This helps regulate a healthy nervous system. Researchers have revealed the fact that potassium intake up to a certain extent can reduce risk of stroke.

7) Dates also help in lowering of the LDL cholesterol.

8) Dates have high iron content and are very useful in treating anemia. The patients can eat many dates for better advantages.

9) Dates also have fluorine that slows down the process of tooth decay.

10) It helps people suffering from constipation. Soak dates overnight and take it along with water to have added advantage.

11) Dates help in weight gain and are beneficial for those who suffer from over slimming problem.

12) Dates are excellent for alcoholic intoxication.Cures abdominal cancer.

13) It also helps in improving eye sight and helps in curing night blindness as well.

“The best thing is that it does not have any side effect on the body and is completely natural as well as it works better than medicine.”

Juice Fasting

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Juice Fasting
It is easier to find a consensus as to what to not eat, as opposed to what you should eat, when it comes to juice fasting. As far as the don’ts – no solid food, no meat, no dairy products, and no grains. Smoking, alcohol, and caffeine are also not recommended. Beyond this there is a range of ideas about what kind of drinks you should actually drink. If you added up all the things juice fasting advocates suggest you could have, the list would include: fresh fruit and vegetable juice, herbal teas, vegetable broth, Barley Green, wheatgrass juice, and frozen juice popsicles. Few would agree with all these options.

Some people fast for extended periods of time (many days or weeks) and drink limited quantities of fruit juice. At the other side of this spectrum are so called juice fasts where all kinds of fruit and vegetable juices are ingested, with no intent of limiting total calorie intake. These types of fasts are often undertaken as a body detoxification diet and, in terms of the regime followed, are perhaps more properly thought of as a diet rather than a fast. Obviously your aims and goals will play a part in what and how much you juice and ingest.

How is Juice Fasting Practiced?
Spiritual or health reasons can be the driving motivation for this type of fasting. The approach one takes as to what they ingest is largely dependant on the purpose of the fast.

As a tool to go on a very restrictive multiple day fast some people will opt to drink some fruit or vegetable juice instead of limiting themselves to water. This can be thought of as a variant of water fasting, as the goal is not so much to benefit from the juice as much as it is to not completely cut oneself off from calories and nutrients. People that undertake longer term fasts and lightly imbibe juice typical practice this kind of fasting for spiritual reasons.

The second reason for practicing a juice fast is to improves one’s health. The main motivation here is typically to stop taking in solid food, give the digestive tract a rest, and allow the body to eliminate toxins in the blood and tissues. Juice fasting in this manner is quite different from a water fast. Rather than deny yourself almost all forms of food and energy most detox juice fasts do not restrict the amount of juice you can have in a day.

Juice Fasting for Health Reasons
Juice fasting will have real and noticeable effects on your body but individual experiences do vary. We are all different and enter into a fast with our unique dietary habitats that have preceded the fast itself. If you drink coffee everyday and stop when you are fasting, for example, you may have headaches as a result of caffeine withdrawal. On the other hand you might not get headaches at all and have periods when you feel you are experiencing heightened mental acuity.

The amount of time one spends fasting will make a large difference in how different effects actually influence how you feel. A fast of a few days may create a lot of unpleasant side effects like bad breath, a coated tongue, and other problems (see below). People that fast for longer, many days or even weeks, say that many early to arise problems do go away and give way to beneficial effects.

What are some Benefits of Juice Fasting?

Some argue that juice fasting is more beneficial, from the perspective of your body being able to cleanse itself, than a water only fast. It is true that the juices of fruits and vegetables provide relatively pure nutrients and, when juiced, are being ingested without the need for your body to digest solid food. How this actually influences the physiological effects of fasting is debated by doctors and fasting advocates. Authors of some juice fasting books claim, sometimes dubiously, that juice fasting delivers a amazing range of health benefits.

Here are a few of the benefits that some people do experience:

the elimination of toxins
reduced allergy symptoms
healing and cleaning of the digestive system
increased energy
mental acuity improvements
improvements in skin tone

Will there be any fasting side effects?
There are numerous minor discomforts you may notice during juice fasting. These include:

feeling cold
light headedness/dizziness
bad breath
body odor
constipation or diarrhea
stomach ache
acne or other skin eruptions
increased dreaming
changes in sleep patterns
aches and pains
frequent urination
coated tongue – a result of your body shedding toxins and cleansing itself
headaches – possibly the result of withdrawal from caffeine or a reduction in salt or sugar consumption

If any of these symptoms rise above the level of a minor problem or occasional discomfort, you may need to seek medical attention and/or end your fast.

General Juice Fasting Tips
The first point applies to juice fasting for detoxification. The other points relate to either calorie restricted or juice detoxification plans.

Drink a reasonable amount of Juice.
How much should you drink? A gallon of juice may seem like a lot but it is not when you think about it as your food for a day. Some folks will limit themselves to not much more than this for a day. This is fine and, if fasting is what you are after, is probably not a bad goal. If you are fasting over many days your hunger will wax and wane through the course of different days so you may drink more juice on some days and less on others. Try to moderate how much you drink if you have a tendency to eat to make yourself feel good or simply to change your mood.

Do still drink some water during your juice fasting.

Drink Fresh Juice
Bottled, canned, and “fresh” packaged juices are almost all treated (pasteurized) or added to ( sugars, salts, flavorings, etc) in one way or another. Fresh juice is best. Large metropolitan areas may have juice bars or food stores that make fresh fruit and vegetables juices. If you do need to use some form of prepared juice try to use the closest to fresh as possible. There are some juices you can buy in cartons that are pure juice. Frozen fresh, pure juices are also good as they typically retain more of their nutrients than with other packaging methods. Juice drinks, like V8, might seem appealing but can contain a lot of salt or other additives (i.e. ingredients added to the juice).

Acidic Juices may cause discomfort.
Acidic juices (grapefruit, orange, tomato) may bother your digestive system during a fast, causing you stomach aches or other minor discomfort. Some people though do not experience any trouble with such juices.

http://www.howtofast.net/juice-fasting.html