Researchers hope that specially bred apples will mute bad breath

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SUMMARY:  Many people delight in quick fixes for health conditions, which is one reason why Blis K-12 Probiotic Kits are so popular. However, while many oral care probiotic products have been shown to decrease halitosis, other methods of busting bad breath have yet to be proven, including the so-called "kiss apple."

Posted: May 9, 2011

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Many people delight in quick fixes for health conditions, which is one reason why Blis K-12 Probiotic Kits are so popular. However, while many oral care probiotic products have been shown to decrease halitosis, other methods of busting bad breath have yet to be proven, including the so-called "kiss apple."

Hwang Hye-sung, a scientist who works for the Rural Development Administration of South Korea, recently told Reuters that he and his colleagues are trying to cross-breed apple varieties in order to create a tiny version of the fruit that would reduce halitosis.

Hwang estimated that such an apple, which would be roughly the size of a golf ball, might be available in as few as two years. The news source noted that the fruit's small size and sharp taste might make it easier to discreetly freshen up before a romantic moment.

Studies have suggested that extracts from apples may reduce oral odor. For instance, a report released by the Institute of Food Technologists said that the polyphenol oxidase in apple extract can help deodorize the mouth.

However, it's important to remember that any food or beverage gives oral bacteria subsistence, which can lead to longer-lasting, more persistent halitosis.

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