Meanings of Breath

By | August 10, 2020

The notion of breath has several uses. The first meaning mentioned by the  dictionary refers to the air that is exhaled. For example: “I ran so much that I was out of breath”, “What did you eat? You have bad breath ”, “ The French runner managed to complete the marathon with the last breath ”.

Usually, the breath specifically refers to the air coming out of the mouth. When this air has an unpleasant odor, it is called bad breath. The disorder, also called halitosis, is often linked to poor oral hygiene, although it can also be due to various diseases.

Tips to avoid bad breath

Eating strong smelling foods, drinking alcoholic beverages (wine, beer, etc.) and smoking are other factors that can cause a person to have bad breath. So it is important to follow a series of tips to avoid this unpleasant and uncomfortable disorder, especially in settings such as the office or the university:

* avoid foods such as onions, coffee, garlic, cheese, sweets and highly seasoned sausages. It is not a question of never consuming them, but of doing it in a spaced way and, above all, away from the moments of greatest social exposure;

* take a toothbrush everywhere to use after each meal, wherever we are. This recommendation is one of the most important, and applies to all people, regardless of breath problems, since it represents an essential hygiene practice for the health of the mouth in general;

* saliva secretion is very necessary to fight bacteria related to bad breath, and to promote this process it is important to drink plenty of water;

* For those who dare to make the decision to avoid animal products, vegetarianism is a solution to most digestive problems, including bad breath;

* chewing sugarless gum, which promote salivation and are also good for removing food scraps when we do not have a toothbrush within our reach;

* try not to consume very fibrous or slightly moist foods, and replace them with uncooked vegetable salads;

* do not go long periods of time without eating any food. If we want to take care of the figure, we can always resort to a fruit, such as an apple, or a vegetable, such as a carrot, to calm anxiety and promote salivation.

Home remedies for halitosis

* use a toothpaste that has chlorophyll among its ingredients;

* consume peppermint candy;

* before breakfast, eat a yellow peach;

* when bad breath arises from an inflammation of the gums, it is recommended to rinse the mouth with a mixture of red sage (two tablespoons) and water (half a liter), which must be boiled, let stand for 20 minutes and strain before use;

* mix parsley sprigs and cloves in two cups of water, and bring to a boil. Strain and use as a mouthwash a few times a day.

Other meanings

The concept of encouragement, on the other hand, usually refers to energy, drive or courage: “I no longer have breath to continue fighting”, “The young man took a breath and jumped into the void”, “I admire the encouragement you have to overcome to problems. ”

Considered as energy or force, the breath is something that you try to transmit or spread through words or gestures. If a young man is nervous about taking a very important test, his parents can give him encouragement to reassure him. A soccer team, meanwhile, can receive encouragement from supporters by singing and yelling. It is understood that the breath is a kind of incentive or incentive to redouble efforts.