Know the harms of using mouthwash after eating breakfast in Ramadan

Written by Mervat Rashad

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 06:00 AM

Many people resort to using mouthwash to get rid of the sour taste of meals that contain it the Garlic Especially in the moments of the holy month of Ramadan, to feel fresh and get rid of the bad smell, but stop doing that immediately, as it is harmful to the health of the mouth and intestines, and here is everything you need to know about the harms of using mouthwash immediately after eating, according to what was published by the “mindbodygreen” website.

Why you should not use mouthwash immediately after a meal:

Conventional mouthwashes with antiseptic properties aim to get rid of all the bacteria in your mouth to give you a feeling of freshness but that is exactly the problem, the oral microbiome depends on good and bad bacteria, and is the real gateway to your gut health, studies have shown that oral bacteria can actually move towards the canals Your gut microbiota changes Your oral bacteria can affect how you absorb nutrients in your food Specifically, heart-healthy dietary nitrates.

Nitrate-containing nutrients (commonly found in leafy greens) are an essential precursor to nitric oxide, which is essential for immunity, healthy blood flow, metabolic health, and brain health. Humans do not have the enzymes required to reduce nitrate to nitrite, which can then enter the nitric oxide pathway. We We depend on mouth bacteria to do this conversion, so when you get rid of all of your mouth bacteria with a dose of mouthwash, you’re making it harder for your body to provide that essential conversion and reap the benefits of those nitrate-rich nutrients.

So if you’re doing all the work to eat beautiful, healthy foods, and you’re using mouthwash, you’re basically falling short of your food’s ability to give you all the benefits it can get. Research has shown that those who used antiseptic mouthwash twice a day or more were more likely to of type 2 diabetes by 50%.

You also never want to use an antiseptic mouthwash right after a workout, for a very similar reason that your mouth bacteria recycle nitric oxide which plays a key role in metabolic health, including regulating blood pressure, so when you remove all of your mouth bacteria after a workout, You don’t get as much of a nitric oxide boost, and research has found that using mouthwash after exercise can weaken the pressure-lowering benefits.

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