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Breath Stress . . . Be Gone!

Breath Stress . . . Be Gone!

Get an upset stomach and here's what else you can get: bad breath. How can you keep that total turnoff from happening? Yogurt. Not only is it easy on the digestive system, it's excellent at reducing hydrogen sulfide in the mouth -- a particularly unpleasant compound (the same one that's in rotten eggs) that can be a side effect of internal distress.

Yogurt counteracts hydrogen sulfide the same way it does so many other good things in your body: by replenishing beneficial bacteria in your intestinal system.

Just be sure your yogurt of choice has live active cultures -- they're the source of those good-for-you bacteria. Not all yogurts have them, especially the highly processed, sugar-loaded varieties that might as well be sundaes. Check yogurt labels for LAC -- shorthand for live active cultures -- and eat about half a cup twice a day until your insides are back to normal. At least you won't have to worry about your breath while your body's rumbling and grumbling.

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