Health - Wellness
The Way Your Breath Smells Means More Than You Think
Diet plays an important role in many of our bodily functions, and it's also a big factor in the smell that comes from our mouth. Lawrence Fund, DDS, says, "There has been some evidence that a high protein and fat diet can cause your body to enter the ketosis state, and these ketones from the gut that get released can be foul-smelling."
On the other hand, he noted that a diet high in carbs and processed sugar can lead to cavities, which create their own breath issues. Any diet that is off-balance can create problems with the gut's microbiome and cause bad breath, so maintaining a good mix of healthy protein, carbs, and healthy fats is important.
Unfortunately for some people, bad breath is written into their genetic code. Researchers from the University of California, Davis, released a study in the Journal of Nature Genetics that showed that a particular gene can result in a sulfur smell on the breath.