If your host refuses to serve eggnog this Christmas season, he may have read something about it causing bad breath. And, no one wants a room full of people with bad breath!

Harold Katz, widely known as “dentist to the stars,” has come out with a list of the top 5 foods to avoid if you want to keep your breath smelling fresh. Eggnog tops the list, followed by mashed potatoes, candied yams, cranberry sauce and candy canes.

“These are foods that combine the two worst elements for your breath – dairy and sugar,” he said. “Dairy foods and sugars promote the creation of bacteria that causes bad breath. So, if you want your mistletoe moments to last longer than the last cup of eggnog in the punch bowl, avoid the nog and pucker up.”

A story quoting Katz was released to the media Monday, and one of the papers that picked it up was The Syracuse Post StandardRead it here.

And, some people have found that sugarless yogurt may improve bad breath. Read more.

Source: News and Experts