YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA - MARCH 30: A Hindu devotee breath a fire during the Ogoh-Ogoh festival parade on March 30, 2014 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Balinese Hindus hold a Ogoh-ogoh parade annually on the day before Nyepi (Silence Day). The Ogoh-ogoh represents the form of demons or the expression of bad traits, made by local artists, that are used to purify the environment. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

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Bad breath, halitosis, stinky breath, fetid face, oral stench, dragon breath, malodorousness of the mouth, morning breath, and smelly stinky poop face. We’ve all experienced it at one time or another, and it’s never an enjoyable experience. But what causes it? There are many things that may cause your breath to be so repulsive, so unbearable that the poor unfortunate individuals whose lives are regrettably changed forever when they come across another human’s horrific oral odor that it sadly is burned into their brain as something that they will never forget it for the rest of their lives! Ok, maybe a little dramatic, but I’m sure you agree that it’s never ever something you want to experience.
Personally, I try to avoid foods that are known to cause this unpleasantness for others. “Others” is the key word here because when someone has bad breath they usually have no clue that they’re offending everyone and anyone who wanders into their disgusting, smelly stinky poop face path. The main foods I avoid, just happen to be the top three foods that the American Dental Association says are most likely to cause bad breath. ADA spokesperson Roopali Kulkarni told Newsweek, “certain foods and drinks…can contribute to objectionable breath because they contain odor-causing compounds. When these compounds enter the bloodstream, they are transferred to the lungs, where they are exhaled.”
Here are the top three food the American Dental Association says are the foods that destroy your breath the most.

  • Garlic

    Top of the list is garlic, no surprise there. Unfortunately, many of us love garlic. Garlic knots, garlic bagels, garlic bread….

    garlic bread

    Garlic Bread, was photographed at the Los Angeles Times via Getty Images photo studio on August 13, 2013 (Photo by Glenn Koenig/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)


  • Onions

    Onions make you cry, and then make someone else cry when you breathe on them.

    onion rings

    A side of onion rings is photographed on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at Beep?«÷s Burger in Danville, Calif. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group) (Photo by MediaNews Group/Bay Area News via Getty Images)

  • Coffee

    This one hurts the most, so many of us can’t live without their cup o’ joe.

    cup of starbucks coffee

    MIAMI, FLORIDA – JUNE 11: A Starbucks coffee cup sits on a table as the company reported supply shortages at some coffee shops on June 11, 2021 in Miami, Florida. The coffee chain said it had supply shortages for some items due to problems in the supply chain. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)