1. Alcohol & Energy Drinks :
According to the Men’s Health article, coffee, alcohol and the caffeine from energy drinks can be dehydrating.
Saliva acts as a natural defense to bad breath – among other oral health maladies – but when our mouths dry out from too much alcohol indulgence, saliva production obviously decreases.
2. Dairy :...
Stinky cheeses like Brie, Munster, Roquefort, & Limburger are some of the top bad breath foods on this planet, but —but milk and other dairy products don’t exactly make our mouths smell like that Valentine’s Day bouquet of roses either.
3. Candy :
Turns out candy doesn’t just rot our teeth—it also gives us bad breath.
It’s the combination of sugar and bacteria in our mouths that releases the smelly sulfur compounds, says Mallonee. And since candy particles are particularly sticky and tricky to remove, it increases the time bacteria and sugar can react.
4. Red Meat :
Who thought steak would actually be one of the most offensive bad breath foods?
Turns out the protein – which is a vital part of our diet – remnants in our mouths can produce quite the nasty smell, says Mallonee. Whereas other meats, like chicken or fish, won’t cause quite the same problem.