It’s dreadful to suffer from bad breath – you feel like your very words are offensive to those around you, and it lowers your self-confidence when you think that people don’t want to hear you because of it. Humans are social creatures, and if something is keeping us from communicating with those around us in the most effective way, we feel like we’re at a disadvantage.
If you experience regular acid reflux, don’t ignore it – it could become chronic and turn to GERD and become a permanent condition by wearing away at the necessary mucous linings of your stomach and esophagus. Consider, as I did, a fundamental diet change. Cut down on your meat intake and eliminate processed and cured deli meats and hams.
Fennel, with its mild, sweet, and pleasant licorice flavor, helps to freshen the breath after all those onions and spices. Also, fennel has some other very useful food-related effects: it can help to relieve bloating and gas, stimulate the digestive system, and aid in general food absorption.