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Bad Breath

Bad breath can extremely be embarrassing! I'm sure you can think of times when you've been a little too close to someone with bad breath for your own comfort - I know I have! Trying to avoid breathing too deeply when near a loved one is especially uncomfortable!

The morning is perhaps the most normal time to notice bad breath. It's a common problem and you may have heard it referred to as 'morning breath'. However, it's not always easy to notice when you have bad breath and as you can imagine people aren't going to be too forthcoming in telling you either!

How can you tell if your breath smells?

There's quite a simple method that you can use to work out what kind of shape your breath is in.

  • Make sure the back of your hand is clean. Don't use any scented soap!
  • Give the back of your hand a good lick (hmmm. well, it is clean after all!)
  • Rub your saliva around on the back of your hand a little and shake your wrist in the air so it dries just a little bit.
  • Now the moment of truth! Have a good smell of the back of your hand. If it doesn't small too good, then your breath's not in good shape.

Ketosis and bad breath

Unfortunately, while we try and get our body in shape on a low carb diet, our breath and general body odour is likely to suffer big time! This is due to the body producing molecules refered to as ketones. They're used to fuel parts of the body that would normally be fuelled by simple carbohydrates, such as glucose.

As you probably know, ketones can be a problem for our breath, our general body odor and lastly for anyone that dares to venture too close!

What can be done about it?

If you're following one of the better known low carb diet plans, there's no getting away from the fact that at some stage you're going to be producing ketones. You can't stop the ketones from being produced but you can attempt to neutralize the bad smell. I've found that mint is the most effective.

  • Use mint mouth spray.
  • Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.

Unfortunately though, no amount of brushing, deodorant or mouth sprays will really help for any length of time. Why? Because these are external hygiene measures, and the real problem is that ketones are produced internally.

Time to freshen up, and kick that bad breath!

Thankfully, there're now some great products coming on the market that can help us all to freshen up! Remember what I was saying about ketones originating from the inside? Body Mint tablets have made big news recently on CNN, NBC and CBS because they work from the inside-out to continuously reduce bad breath, underarm and foot odors. They provide a really simple solution to fight bad breath and body odour from head to toe. In addition to the great news reviews, people that have already tried this have had huge success in eliminating their bad breath and body odor.

The other great thing about Body Mint is that it's completely natural and, importantly, it's compatible with any low carb diet! Body Mint tablets are made from a highly specialized, derivative of chlorophyll. Body Mintıs unique formulation process give it the uncommon power to reduce unpleasant body odors from multiple sources, such as breath, underarm and foot odor. Body Mint does not contain herbs, animal or dairy products, wheat, gluten, corn or sugar (great news for low-carbers!), preservatives or colorings or mint. Remember to drop us a short note letting us know how Body Mint works out for you! At the moment the people behind Body Mint are offering a risk free trial too, so if you're not happy with the results, just send back what you have left and you'll get a complete refund. So in the end you have nothing to lose by giving it a go, except for that bad breath! :-)