Unpleasant odor coming from the mouth is called bad breath or halitosis and is a common issue among many people. Bad Breath is also a sign of unhygienic lifestyle. It may be caused by some food items, poor oral hygiene, dry mouth, digestive problems, low carb diet, dental problems or production of different mouth bacteria. A balanced diet with high fiber fruits and vegetables in our diet is beneficial in halitosis. Avoid taking processed food or the food which have strong odor.


EARLY MORNING: Warm water / Coriander+ mint juice


  • Broken wheat porridge
  • Veg Semolina (veg upma)
  • Veg Vermicelli
  • Veg Idli
  • Brown Bread Sandwich
  • Semolina pancake
  • Besan pancake (gram flour)
  • Missi Roti
  • Oats
  • Stuffed Chapatti
  • Chapatti with Veg or Dal
  • Skimmed Milk

MID MORNING: Fruit / Fruit juice / Herbal tea / Coconut water/ lemon water

LUNCH: Chapatti+ Rice + Salad + Vegetable + Dal / Chicken (Once in week)

EVENING TIME: Roasted chane / homemade soup / Vermicelli / Herbal tea

DINNER: Chapatti + Vegetable + Dal


CEREALS - To be consumed

  • Whole grains

To be Avoided

  • Whole refined flour, white rice

To be consumed

All Green leafy vegetables and Carrot, Parsley, Lettuce, Beans, Cucumber, Broccoli, Sweet potatoes, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Radish, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Bitter gourd, Brinjal, Bottle gourd, Ridge gourd

To be Avoided

Onion, garlic, Frozen vegetables

To be consumed

All fruits such as Mango, Banana, Orange, Kiwi, Water melon, Musk melon, Pomegranate, Sapodilla, Guava, Litchi, Strawberries, Peaches, Plums, Figs, Cherries, Berries, Avocado, and Guava leaves.

To be avoided

All Canned fruits and packaged fruits

To be consumed

All pulses and legumes

To be avoided

Dried and Frozen pulses


To be consumed

Chicken (occasionally)

To be avoided

Meat, Fried fish (Tuna and Anchovies), crab , egg yolk, pork, lamb, turkey, mutton, Prawns, lobster

DAIRY PRODUCTS - To be consumed

  • Yoghurt (low Fat)

To be avoided

High Fat cheese, Whole milk and cream

To be consumed

Cow ghee, Olive oil, Mustard oil, canola oil, Rice bran oil, coconut oil

To be Avoided

Unsaturated fats, cream, palm oil, butter

SPICES - To be consumed

Turmeric, Fenugreek, Fennel, Basil, Rosemary, Anise seeds, Cloves, Cardamom, mint

To be avoided

  • Red Chilli powder

DRY FRUITS/SEEDS- To be consumed

Almonds, walnuts, Flax seeds, Pumpkin seeds

To be avoided

Peanuts, Cashew nuts

DRINKS - To be consumed

Green tea, herbal tea, coconut water, Vegetable juices, Amla juice, Lemon water

To be avoided

Sugary drinks, carbonated beverages such as soda, coke, limca, Pepsi, alcohol, canned juices, tea, coffee,

PREPARED FOOD - To be consumed

Jaggery, Honey, Coriander mint chutney, homemade soups

To be avoided

All bakery or processed products, Pickles, Dark chocolates, Jams, fruit jellies, Ice creams, Deep fried food, junk food, Spicy foods


  1. Brush your teeth after you eat.
  2. Floss at least once a day.
  3. Brush your tongue.
  4. Clean dentures or dental appliances.
  5. Avoid dry mouth.
  6. Eat balanced diet.
  7. Regularly get a new toothbrush.
  8. Schedule regular dental checkups.
Author's Bio: 

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurveda) is an expert Ayurvedic Doctor based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda - Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic, and Krishna Herbal Company. For more info visit our website: www.planetayurveda.com