Another Reason Why You Shouldn't Go Hungry

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Hello, I'm Dr. Oz. Here's another reason not to skip meals, it could give you bad breath. Hunger breath can leave you and those around you hungry to avoid the fumes you're exhaling. Not eating reduces the saliva in your mouth, and a dry mouth is like a breeding ground for bacteria that creates a stinky sulphuric stench.

You can get a variation on hunger breath. If you're eating a low carb diet, then your body is burning fat instead of carbs for fuel. That can trigger ketosis, a chemical reaction that leaves your breath with either an odd fruits and nuts odor, or smelling like nail polish remover. Whatever the trigger, your breath can smell sweet again if you simply don't skip meals.

Meal skipping is a bad habit, that causes bad breath, and even actually makes you gain weight. Your body starts hoarding calories, your blood sugar plummets, and the next thing you know, you are hitting up the vending machine for a snack. So, next time you are tempted to skip a meal, remember, eating helps keep your breath fresh.

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