Coffee Prevents Bad Breath

Posted by Steph on Saturday in Coffee Facts, Health | Short Link

It turns out that it’s milk and sugar (and their substitutes) that cause ‘coffee breath’…

“We expected coffee would cause bad breath, but there is something inside this magic brew that has the opposite effect.”

In the laboratory, a team at Tel Aviv University monitored the bacterial odor production of coffee in saliva.

“Contrary to our expectations, we found some components in coffee that actually inhibit bad breath,” explains Prof. Rosenberg, leader of the research team.

The findings were presented last month to members of the International Society for Breath Odor Research in Germany by Yael Gov, a researcher in Prof. Rosenberg’s laboratory.

Purified coffee extract can be added to a breath mint to stop bacteria from forming, stopping bad breath at its source, instead of masking the smell with a mint flavor.


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