Thursday, 15 November 2018

How Do You Test If Someone’s Breath Is Bad?


Eat… and you can have fresh breath?


1. Researchers at the Japanese Tsurumi University, there is a less unpleasant method: 
  • Chromatography - a technique for the separation mixture by passing it through a medium in which the components move at different rates. 

  • Involved inserting a small amount of gas or liquid into a test sample, of which the exact concentration can be established. 

  • During an experiment, in which the Japanese researchers tested the breath of a group of volunteers, they paid special attention to sulphuration: to create the smell of bad eggs. 


  • The root of the stink is to be found in the deep grooves at the back of the tongue. 
  • Oxygen-poor zone: sulfate –produce bacteria thrive.

  • Lactobacillus bulgaricus

  • Streptococcus thermopilus 

  • When people talk about probiotic bacteria, they’re generally referring to two families of bacteria. Strains of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium are both associated with probiotic formulas. 
  • Many slightly fermented food products contain natural probiotics. 
  • Eg: sauerkraut, kimchi, and yogurt. Pickles are also a source of natural probiotics. 
  • Probiotics can be purchased as a food-grade health supplement. They come in a powder or liquid form. Probiotics usually need to be stored in the refrigerator to keep the bacteria contained in them alive and ready to reproduce.



References:

  1. https://www.healthline.com/health/prebiotics-vs-probiotics#probiotics
  2. 106 Strange Scientific Facts, Eat Yoghurt (and have fresh breath), pg 80




Shared by Norhidayah Alias
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