Barbecue Giving Good Breath The Heave ho!
So you’re hungry… You haven’t had anything to eat in the morning, and your tempted to take the unnecessary trip to White Castles for a couple of sliders (White Castle Burgers in case you didn’t know the term). You throw on your basic pair of jeans and your favorite t-shirt, you put on your favorite pair of gym shoes until your cell phone starts sounding off like a fire truck siren.
You look at the contact number only to see that it is a friend that you spoke with the prior week about coming to his barbecue outing, you contemplate whether to go and decide you will attend. After going back into the house changing your clothes getting ready for the outing, your wife tags along ready to chop down on some mouth-watering BBQ ribs.
You and your wife make it to the outing, your friend really out does himself preparing quite the array of barbecue dishes. After the outing you and your wife decide to go for a walk in the park, the two of you are having a good time talking which will then lead to the most obvious thing that normally happens between a married couple… She wants a kiss.
So you lean in close to do so until she turn away from you, you pause wondering what the h*@l is the problem?
“Well I thought you might have brought some, you don’t have any in your purse?”
**She sighs with disbelief**
And there you go, that is the one thing that can ruin any moment known in the history of classic romance because of classic bad breath.
Let’s face the truth about this problem after eating some kick-ass BBQ on nice sunny day. Yes barbecue taste great (as long as you prepare it the right way and don’t burn it to a crisp), but you have to be aware that it is a additive comfort food not to mention a bringer of offensive bad breath.
So the next question is why? So let’s find out more.
BBQ Putting A Choke Hold On Your Breath
Many people don’t realize the power of barbecue, the intoxication of it’s juices when your bite into the savory marinated meat that immediately hits the pleasure center in the brain.
The “double-helix” to that is what will happen to your breath later during that day, when the average person eat a serving of ribs, barbecue polish sausages, etc., the last thing that is on their mind is rushing to the bathroom to floss and brush their teeth –Johnny on the Spot– LOL.
You see the thing you have to realize after eating barbecue are the food particles that are left, another remainder are the Amino Acids compounds that will convert to sulfur (sulphur amino acids) can start off the “non-fresh” breath conspiracy. Sulfur in itself is an interesting element, when it is heated it will give off no odor.
People commonly think that sulfur gives off an odor but it is actually odorless thanks to the oxidation properties it holds (the combination result in biochemical reactions in the body) if you factor in living organisms such as bacteria that comes into contact with certain elements then the game changes significantly.
When carbon elements are heated it will give off putrid odors, they can even make one feel nauseous making a person wanting to throw up to put it bluntly. You should already know that carbon elements from the body smell LOL (waste, and yes it’s in your mouth). Yes we exhale carbon dioxide out of the body through the nose and mouth, same time there are still other places in the body that bad odors can come from.
Going down the rabbit hole will lead you to the organs and body cavities, so areas such as the lungs, the sinuses, the stomach, the tonsils, and the exhaling of breath combining these different regions of the body that give off strong odors can be overwhelming to anyone who stands literally face to face with the person’s chronic breath issue (a basic indicator of bad breath is the person listening to the person talking keeps tilting their head toward another direction to avoid the blast).
BBQ Feeding Your Mouth & Bacteria
The major cause of bad breath comes from the unwanted of foil bacteria, now don’t get it wrong about bacteria we do need bacteria in the body (the good type) to stay healthy. Another key rule about bacteria is this, like us we consume food or liquids and in turn we release what is left over after the body hs taken in the necessary proteins that it needs.
This of course is known as waste, and with bacteria it’s the same deal because whatever you eat guess it does too. When it’s all said and done the bacteria present in your mouth will release what is known as waste byproducts, and the area in the mouth is the most targeted region because of the constant intake of food that goes through the break down process of proteins.
So after eating that fine strip of barbecue with all the fixings just moments ago, will turn into some pretty foil breath odor within a period of time.
I know… I know… It’s not fair right? How eating great foods such as barbecue can put such a burden on your breath (especially after eating a plate of extra spicy ribs), but this is the direct result from volatile sulfur compounds or better known as (VSC) is a common enemy of bad breath running amuck in your mouth.
On a scale level of stink LOL, you could compare bad breath to the following list down below…
Cadaverine is similar to the smell of urine and rotten decaying meat, where as Skatole mirrors the smell of feces, Putrescine smell is from rotten meat, and if you can imagine how Al Bundy’s feet smell then you would what Isovleric Acid smells like.
Yea if it’s that bad-smelling like Bundy’s feet, then you REALLY have a bad mouth odor going on there soldier!
BBQ: Curving Bad Breath After Eating It
Besides dealing with the factors of bad breath after consuming your favorite barbecue dish, you still have another angle to the bad breath junction. That junction is another stigma known as “dry mouth”, you see many people may not know that saliva is the natural lubricant that can help to save your breath. That’s right you did just that hear that, another part of that issue can be indirect factors such as medications that can further contribute to the problem.
Antihistamines, antidepressants, high-blood pressure medicine, can cause the mouth dry out from within. When this happens then various bacteria will simply multiply making matters worse than what they already are, oh yea almost forgot about the infamous morning breath issue which is a dry mouth situation that takes place overnight while you sleep.
Wow! So many ways to come down with the case of the “Funky Breath Blues” 🙁 .
Other Issues are:
- Cotton Mouth
- Bad Oral Hygiene (habits)
- Oh yea mouthwash LOL, it may work for a short period of time but later it will come back to haunt you later (the alcohol content is a the big culprit there
- Dairy content is a bad breath odor magnet!
Lubercation is the major thing that the body must have, make sure that you are drinking enough water to help prevent dry mouth. Now many people are notorious for this food item choice to put on a barbecue burger or steak sandwich which is the usage of onions as a topping, understand that onions have high traces of sulfur compounds in it’s content so basically you’re already burning your bridges before you even finish off whatever BBQ delight you’re munching on.
Barbecue sauce is your enemy as well (but let’s be honest what’s barbecue without it) because of the garlic content that it has not to mention the level of sugar that is also present. Putting all of this together will lead to possible tooth decay, gum diseases that is a major problem related to sugary food content.
If you’re going to use BBQ sauce (and who wouldn’t), then go for sauces that have a lower sugar content and commercial barbecue sauces — they have 16 – 30 grams of sugar per quarter cup serving — are the main ones to avoid but if like them then that of course is by your choice.
The key thing to remember is to cut down on the harmful contents of BBQ sauce: Cutting down 50 % of sugar / sodium content intake will no only help to improve your breath, because also your health 15 grams or less is the recommended amount of additives for BBQ sauce.
Flossing & brushing (floss and brush after meals and use toothpaste that does not have detergent in it which means to avoid the ingredient — sodium lauryl sulfate *or soap*) will help to cut down the bacterial baddies that are present, and again drinking water & tea are a plus people love pops I know but try to cut down on them and alcohol.
If you’re going with added solutions to kill off bad breath horrors, then check out a product that some of you might know called TheraBreath which some friends of mines were telling works great.
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