An extra large coffee for breakfast followed by a garlicky pizza slice for lunch is the ideal combination for breath that scares off your coworkers for the rest of the day. And even if you watch what you eat at lunch and try to avoid common bad breath culprits (i.e., caffeine, onions, garlic, sugar) bad breath can still sneak up on you during the day thanks to naturally occurring-bacteria in the mouth.
However, if you find yourself facing an important date or meeting without a toothbrush, bottle of mouthwash, or stick of gum in sight, you can quickly neutralize an offensive mishap by reaching for these quick bad breath fixes…
1. An Apple
An apple a day might keep the doctor away, but it will also be sure to fix bad breath keeping your coworkers at bay! Sorry, my rhyming got the better of me there, but you get my drift: apples blast bad breath! But how?
The fruit contains a powerful set of oxidized polyphenols, powerful aids that neutralize nasty odor from the bacteria in your mouth. Plus, the actual motion of biting into a crisp apple quite literally scrapes away odorous bacteria from the teeth, gums, and tongue as you eat.