- Raw Onions
Although onions won’t be a friend to your breath, they can help rid your mouth of cavity and gum disease causing bacteria. Raw onions, and cooked though not as effective, contain antimicrobial sulfur compounds which fight off the harmful bacteria.
- Shitake Mushrooms
Shitake mushrooms contain a natural sugar, lentinan, which not only kills the bacteria which causes plaque but also leave the good bacteria unscathed. They’re also known for a host of other health benefits including boosting energy as a source of B Vitamins and boosting the immune system.
Garlic contains a substance called Allicin which gives it antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial uses. Unfortunately, it’s the same stuff that gives you garlic breath. The magic of garlic is, much like shitake mushrooms, it kills only the bad bacteria yet allows the good bacteria to live. Garlic is also known for preventing high blood pressure and heart disease.