The popular Keto diet requires more fat to be consumed and less carbohydrates. The downside of the diet is the bad breath from ketones (chemicals) produced as fat stores are burned.
– People on the Keto diet can have breath smelling of acetone or ammonia.
– Drinking plenty of water can help saliva production to counter bad breath.
– Twice daily teeth cleaning and regular appointments with a dentist remain essential in maintaining oral hygiene.
“As your body burns through its fat stores, it produces ketones in the liver. Once your blood ketones reach a certain level, you are in ketosis. When your body releases ketones, they leach into your urine and breath; hence, the foul smell.”
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