Hunger is not the way to get rid of halitosis naturally.
Sometimes, not eating may cause hunger breath.
It’s an embarrassing odor from your mouth that smells like acetone.
More than that, this type of bad breath occurs even if your dental hygiene is perfect.
And may you wonder.
Is acetone breath linked to a major health problem? Or it is a consequence of long term hunger?
The answer lays in the processes that happen inside your body during low-carb dieting.
In this post, you’ll learn which types of diet may be the cause of bad breath and why. And what can you do to get rid of acetone breath?
Types of dieting (not eating) that cause bad breath
Hunger is an ancient self-healing method people used to lose weight, cleanse their body and soul.
Things didn't change much today. Hunger is still one of the most efficient ways to lose weight and cleanse the body.
- Weight loss: is by far the most popular reason people restrict their own diet. The type of diets that promise to lose weight fast are low-carb diets. For example:
- Body cleans: is believed to detoxify your body through dieting and drinking lots of natural juices.
- Fasting: is a form of abstinence from food that is believed to release you from food cravings and facilitate the connection between the body and soul. Though, due the restriction of food and water, many practitioners use natural remedies to control their bad breath while fasting.
All of the above forms of food restrictions have one thing in common. These diets restrict fats or carbohydrates intake.
And this is what may worsen your bad breath.
What causes bad breath when hungry
If your stomach is empty for a long time it changes the mechanism of energy supply of your body. As a result, this may cause foul breath.
Let me explain how.
The human body uses three main sources to supply its energy needs to maintain the metabolic processes inside the body. These are:
So, when you exclude proteins, fats, and carbohydrates from your diet you also exclude the two main sources of energy for your body.
Without energy, your body doesn’t function properly. So, it looks for energy in the fats present in the body, as an alternative energy source.
This fat burning process is called ketosis, which releases ketone bodies in the process.
The ketone bodies are the carrier of acetone smell.
And when they are removed from the body through urination or exhalation it makes your urine and breath smell like acetone.
How to get rid of bad breath from not eating
So, if your girlfriend has acetone breath, don’t rush to break up with her. Maybe she is just trying to lose weight so that you like her more.
Getting rid of ketone breath is just a matter of eating more carbohydrates to supply what’s missing to your body.
The last tip is to be patient.
If you are committed to staying on a low-carb diet to lose weight, be patient to allow your body to adjust to the new energy fuel sources. Your breath will improve in a couple of weeks.
So, if you want to lose weight very fast low-carb diets may deliver the results you want, but be aware of the consequences.
Limiting your body of carbohydrates and fats you put your body to look for its vital energy needs into burning fats from the body, which may cause in bad breath.
Please share if you’ve ever tried low-carb or keto diets and if you’ve experienced bad breath as a consequence.