Foods to Avoid During the Holidays

Once again, the holidays are upon us. This means that we’ll be spending a lot of time with friends and family over the next few weeks. Whether you are opening presents on Christmas Day, lighting the Menorah, or shouting out the countdown on New Years Eve, you want to make sure that you breath remains fresh.

Unfortunately, this can be difficult around the holidays. Most people eat and drink more than usual during this time. We wanted to share with some types of food to avoid during the holidays:

1)   Alcohol: While everyone likes to indulge in a cocktail or two over the holidays, alcohol is a drying agent that can lead to bad breath.

2)   Sugars: Sugars can act as a fuel for bacteria that cause bad breath. Wonder why your breath stinks after you’ve finished a mint?  Sugar causes tooth and gum decay which is very stinky!

3) Dense Protein Foods: This means dairy.  If you’re lactose intolerance, your body will build up amino acids which are food for the bacteria in your mouth.

4)   Acidic Foods: Anything that upsets the pH of your mouth can result in unpleasantness.  This includes coffee, orange juice, and other juices.

While it may be tough to avoid all of these foods over the holidays, it’s certainly something to keep in mind. And if you have family members who are particularly prone to halitosis or chronic bad breath, consider taking them off the menu.

For more information about bad breath and how our ProFresh system works, we ask that you visit our site at www.ProFresh.com.

And from all of us at ProFresh, have a safe and happy holiday season!

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