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Bad Breath Diets


The Atkins diet became one of the most popular diet plans around the world, spread in the form of books, DVDs, magazines and more. However, besides losing weight, many of the diet's followers noticed that Atkins and bad breath were quite common. An important fact to know about this problem is that it's extremely hard to get rid of the foul odor while staying on the Atkins diet.

This isn't your usual bad breath. If you're following a high protein, low-carb diet, like the Atkins diet, bad breath can be caused by a process called ketosis. This happens when the body no longer has a supply of carbohydrates, so has to break down fat to provide fuel.

Dentists say that extra brushing, flossing and tongue-scraping won't help because in this case bad breath isn't an oral hygiene issue. As the smell comes from your digestive system, rather than anything that's going on in your mouth, there is little you can do to prevent it except change your diet. Eat a healthy mix of foods without excluding any one group.

If you insist in trying this diet, chew on parsley as this can help mask bad breath. Also drink more water at least 8 glasses of water per day.

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