Eat Your Greens
According to Fig + Yarrow founder Brandy Monique, fresh basil can work wonders to banish bad breath. "The polyphenols in basil can fight this effect by killing the bacteria. You can also steep the herbs into a tea," Monique says. She recommends chlorophyll in the form of greens, juices, and powder. Chlorophyll, or, more importantly chlorophyllin, works to reduce bad breath by absorbing the odor causing compounds and naturally removing them through bowel movements. Because this occurs within the body, the odors are neutralized before they can be secreted.