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Breath sweet: Causes, Treatment, Prevention, and More


Causes, Treatment, Prevention, and More

Your breath smell indicates a lot more than when you last brushed your teeth. For example, your breath can give clues into how your body is metabolizing the food you eat. Eating lots of protein or operating in a state of ketosis—common goals on modern diets like keto—can give your breath a fruity or acetone-like scent.

If you have diabetes, this scent can be a sign of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a condition that can be fatal if not treated. In other cases, it can be a sign of liver disease.

Learn more about fruity breath below—including when your fruity breath should cause you to seek out medical attention. 

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Causes of Fruity Breath

Fruity breath is caused by your metabolism. As your body breaks down food and fat in different ways, it releases chemicals that are then expelled when you breathe out. In some cases, these chemicals can cause a fruity or acetone smell.  

Ketosis From Your Diet

Modern fad diets like ketogenic diets are designed to help your body enter a state of ketosis, where it begins burning fat rather than glucose (blood sugar) for fuel. This process releases chemicals known as ketones, including acetone, which can cause a fruity smell. In fact, having fruity or acetone-smelling breath is a reliable sign that your body has entered ketosis.

Ketones are also released when you’re fasting. That’s because your body is burning fat for fuel, rather than blood sugar, just as it is during ketosis. 

Is Fruity Breath From Dieting Dangerous?

If you have been intentionally fasting or eating a ketogenic diet, fruity breath is not a cause for concern—it’s just a sign that your body has entered ketosis.

If you experience fruity breath that’s not caused by intentional changes to your diet, the scent of your breath may have more dire causes. 

Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)

Diabetic ketoacidosis, or DKA, is a complication from diabetes, especially type 1 diabetes.

If a person does not have enough insulin, their body is unable to convert blood sugar to glucose, which the body uses as fuel. Without glucose to burn, the body enters a severe form of ketosis, releasing enough ketones into the blood that the ketones begin poisoning the person.

Fruity breath is a common sign of DKA. Other signs include:

  • Dry mouth and increased thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • High blood sugar levels
  • Confusion

If you are experiencing symptoms of DKA, you should contact your doctor immediately or go to the emergency room. 

Alcoholic Ketoacidosis

In some cases, excessive alcohol use can cause ketoacidosis. The symptoms of this condition are similar to those of DKA, including fruity breath. However, the condition is rarer than DKA.

In order to experience alcoholic ketoacidosis, a person often has to drink large quantities of alcohol, while also being malnourished.

Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Syndrome (HHS)

Hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome (HHS) is extremely high blood sugar that occurs in people with type 2 diabetes. It’s similar to DKA in that it can cause a diabetic coma or death if left untreated.

In most cases, people with HHS do not experience the same buildup of ketones in their blood that people with DKA experience. However, some buildup of ketones in the blood can occur with HHS, leading to fruity-smelling breath.

If you believe you are experiencing HHS, reach out to a doctor or go to the emergency room immediately. 

Liver Disease

In some cases, fruity breath has causes that are not related to ketones. People with liver disease can experience fruity breath, but it’s a bit different.

Difference of Fruity Breath Related to Liver Disease

While fruity breath related to ketones has an acetone-like scent, the fruity breath associated with liver disease is mustier.

Bad breath related to liver disease is known as fetor hepaticus.

People with liver disease have higher levels of certain chemical compounds, including acetone. The link between liver disease and fruity, musty breath is so strong that doctors use breath smell as an indication of liver disease.

What to Do If You Have Fruity Breath

If you experience fruity breath after intentionally fasting or following a ketogenic diet, you don’t have cause for concern. Drinking more water may help control the fruity scent, but there’s no way to prevent it while following these types of diets. Gum and mints may help mask the scent. 

Seek Medical Attention

If you are experiencing unexplained fruity breath, especially if you have diabetes, it’s important to seek medical care. Other symptoms to watch out for include:

  • Confusion
  • Excessive thirst
  • Very high blood sugar

Preventing Fruity Breath

If you are diabetic, managing your blood sugars and taking your medications as prescribed can help reduce your risk of fruity breath.

Remember to eat well-balanced meals spaced throughout the day. If you need help creating a nutritional plan to help control your blood sugar levels, ask your doctor for a referral to a nutritionist. 

If you have fruity breath because you are fasting or following a ketogenic diet, there’s not a lot that you can do to prevent fruity breath. Staying hydrated and brushing your teeth thoroughly can help make the smell less noticeable. 

A Word From Verywell

Having an unusual breath odor can be embarrassing. Because of that, you might not want to talk with your doctor about your fruity, acetone, or musty-scented breath. However, opening up an honest conversation can help you ensure that your fruity breath isn’t the sign of a serious health concern, like uncontrolled blood sugar or liver disease. 

If you have fruity breath along with more serious symptoms like excessive thirst, seek immediate medical attention, especially if you’re diabetic. This can be a sign of DKA or HHS, both of which can lead to high blood pressure or death if left untreated.  

On the other hand, if you’re intentionally fasting or following a keto diet, know that you should expect fruity breath. This can be a good sign that your body has reached ketosis, and your hard work is paying off. Do your best to prevent fruity breath by drinking plenty of water, brushing your teeth more frequently, or using mints or gum. 

9 Conditions Your Breath Can Reveal

Bad breath is embarrassing! We all know. But a quick breath check can save you from more than just an awkward social situation — it could save your life. Breath-test technology can detect stomach cancer in its earliest stages, according to an April 2015 study published in the journal Gut.

However, gastric cancer isn’t the only medical condition your breath can reveal. According to the Mayo Clinic, bad-breath odors vary and depend on the underlying cause. Here are some common bad-breath causes:

  • Food. As food particles break down in the mouth, bacteria increase, resulting in bad odors. Onions, garlic, and certain spices are common bad-breath causes.
  • Tobacco products. Smoking tobacco also results in smelly breath, as does chewing tobacco.
  • Poor dental habits. Not flossing or brushing your teeth regularly is a common cause of bad breath. This happens when tiny bits of food stay trapped in your mouth. Your tongue can be another bad-breath cause as bacteria coats it, causing foul odors.
  • Dry mouth. A condition called dry mouth be a bad-breath cause as saliva in the mouth is reduced. Dry mouth is a common cause of morning breath, especially in people who sleep with their mouth open.
  • Dental infections. Tooth decay, gum disease, surgical wounds, and dying teeth are all causes of bad breath.
  • Postnasal drip. Mucus that hardens in the tonsils can be a cause of bad breath. Chronic postnasal drip and sinus drainage are also bad-breath causes.
  • GERD. An acidic stomach or chronic reflux of stomach acid (gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD) is linked to bad breath. Treating GERD may cure the bad breath.
  • Other serious causes. Some types of cancer and metabolic diseases can leave a distinctive breath smell. Talk to your doctor if you detect a metallic or other odor.

Some people worry too much about their breath even though they have little or no mouth odor, while others have bad breath and don’t know it. Because it’s difficult to assess how your own breath smells, ask a close friend or relative to confirm your bad-breath worries.

While poor dental hygiene accounts for most cases of halitosis, bad breath can sometimes signal another underlying medical condition. And you don’t have to give off an odor, either: Even the freshest breath can be screened for various health problems.

Read on for more on what your breath can reveal about your health.

Beating Bad Breath: Strategies for Sweet-Smelling Success

Ever been trapped in a conversation with someone with breath so bad that you spend the whole time searching for an escape?  Or maybe you notice people are trying to cut conversations short with you.

Many people suffer from halitosis, more commonly known as bad breath. Some people have it and don’t even know it. Overall, some 65 percent of Americans are estimated to have bad breath and for 40 million it’s a chronic problem, according to the Washtenaw Dental Society.

So why do some people have minty fresh breath and while others…have, well, anything but? Turns out bad breath can be due to a number of different causes-some are easy to fix, others may be a sign of a bigger problem.
Here’s a list of some common causes along with some solutions that can help you refresh your mouth.
Causes and Cures

  1. Food. Sticking to a steady diet of garlic and onions? You might want to revise your diet. When you eat foods like onions and garlic they’re actually absorbed into your bloodstream and eventually make their way into your lungs where they are exhaled out in a malodorous cloud. Yuck. And that’s not the only way foods can contribute to an odor problem. Failing to brush and floss to remove all those food particles left behind after your last meal can also cause a smelly buildup that leads to halitosis.

The solution: Eat strong-smelling foods in moderation and always brush to remove those pesky food particles before they have time to cause a problem.

  1. Smoking. You already know you should quit smoking because it raises your risk of health conditions such as lung cancer, mouth cancer, heart attacks and stroke. Here’s another to add to your list-bad breath. Those cigarettes not only cause your breath to smell like an ashtray, but it can actually change your body’s digestion, creating a sour smell in your mouth, according to Delta Dental.

The solution: This one is simple-quit smoking and using tobacco products.

  1. Poor dental hygiene. We already talked about how food particles can stay behind and cause odor if you don’t brush, and that’s not the only problem poor dental hygiene can cause. Failing to brush and floss properly can let a sticky substance called plaque build up on your teeth, which can lead to gum disease, which is another cause of bad breath. The tongue can also be another source of foul odors. Like your teeth it needs a regular scrubbing to get rid of leftover food and bacteria. Proper cleaning is also important if you wear dentures, which can cause odors just like real teeth when they don’t get a thorough wash.

The solution: Brush, brush, brush. Floss, floss, floss. (At least twice a day.)

  1. Dry mouth. If your mouth often feels more Sahara than sauna, chances are you have an odor problem. Your mouth needs a good flow of saliva to keep it hydrated and clean. At night, your saliva flow slows down, which is why your mouth feels, um, less than fresh in the morning. There are other causes of dry mouth during the day, ranging from certain medications to problems with your saliva-producing glands. If you don’t know the source of the problem, it’s time to pay a visit to your dentist.

The solution: If you suffer from dry mouth, be certain to drink lots of water and stay hydrated to fight the problem.

  1. Neglecting your dentist. Been awhile since you last visited your dentist? That could be why your breath has taken a turn for the worse. At Charles River Dental we provide our patients with the tools they need to maintain a fresh-smelling mouth, such as regular deep cleanings to remove odor-causing build up. We are also trained to spot those deeper underlying problems that may be causing your halitosis.

The solution: Don’t skip those dental appointments. You need to visit the dentist at least twice a year, sometimes more often if you have dental conditions that require more attention.
The moral of the story when it comes to bad breath, is that it’s not something you should ignore. In most cases, it is something you can take care of easily, by skipping that onion-heavy sandwich or brushing more frequently. In other cases it’s a tip off that it’s time to pay a visit to your dentist to find a solution to your problem.

This is a paid partnership between charles-river-dental and Boston Magazine’s City/Studio

Diabetes type 2 symptoms: High blood sugar signs include sweet breath smell

Diabetes is a common condition that affects about 3.7 million people in the UK.

It’s caused by the pancreas not producing enough of the hormone insulin, or the body not reacting to insulin.

The most common diabetes symptoms include passing more urine than normal, having blurry vision, and feeling very thirsty.

But you could also be at risk of diabetes if your breath smells sweet and fruity, it’s been revealed.

Having fruity-smelling breath could be an early warning sign of high blood sugar, said the NHS.

It’s caused by a condition known as diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) – where harmful ketones build up in the body.

Diabetes patients should be aware of the symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis. Left untreated, the condition can be deadly, it warned.

“Diabetic ketoacidosis is a serious problem that can occur in people with diabetes if their body starts to run out of insulin.

“DKA is caused by a lack of insulin in the body, which causes the body to break down fat for energy.

“Ketones are released into the body as the fat is broken down.

“DKA mainly affects people with type 1 diabetes, but can sometimes occur in people with type 2 diabetes.

“Signs of DKA include breath that smells fruity [like pear drop sweets or nail varnish].”

Other warning signs of the condition include having a persistent stomach pain, deep or fast breathing, and feeling very sleepy.

You can reveal whether you’re at risk of diabetic ketoacidosis by using home testing kits.

Go to an Accident & Emergency department straight away if you think you have the condition – especially if you have high levels of ketones in your blood or urine, added the NHS.

Managing blood sugar levels is crucial for diabetes patients, as they’re more at risk of some deadly complications.

Diabetes complications include heart disease, vision loss, nerve damage, and even problems with your kidneys.

Eating a healthy, balanced diet could also help to reduce symptoms of diabetes, the NHS said.

Doing regular exercise and taking regular blood tests is crucial to managing your blood sugar.

You should see a GP if you’re worried about the signs and symptoms of diabetes.

Sweet Breath for the Holidays

Halitosis, or bad breath, affects approximately 90 million Americans. While bad breath sounds like a minor problem for those in Chandler, if you’ve ever been told that you have
bad breath, you know that it can be a serious blow to self-esteem.

What Causes Bad Breath?

The foul odor emitted from the mouth may stem from volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs) emitted by bacteria, of which there are over 600 different types in your mouth. Most often, these bacteria live between teeth, at and below the gum line, and on the tongue and tonsils. The bacteria produce plaque, which also smells bad. Gum disease, tooth decay, or tooth infection can also create bad breath. In some cases, bad breath can come from the stomach. Dentist Mark Arooni can help!

Best Cures for Bad Breath

Many over-the-counter halitosis products contain alcohol and ultimately dry out the mouth. A dry mouth is prone to even worse halitosis! Mints, gums, and mouthwash can temporarily reduce mouth odor, but they are not a long-term solution.

The steps to better breath are simple, if your odor is caused by bacteria.

  1. Brush morning and evening
  2. Floss before bed
  3. Clean your tongue morning and evening (particularly the back surface)
  4. Stay hydrated throughout the day
  5. Avoid acidic and sweet snacks
  6. Avoid eating smelly foods in public

Call Dr. Arooni Today!

If you practice these tips faithfully and still notice a foul odor from your mouth, visit Dr. Arooni for professional assistance. He offers prescription-strength halitosis products and can also identify and treat gum disease, tooth decay, or oral infections. If Dr. Arooni finds that your halitosis may originate in your stomach, he will advise you on the next steps to take.

Located in Chandler, AZ, Lakeview Dental serves patients from Guadalupe, Queen Creek, Mesa, Sun Lakes, and surrounding communities. Dr. Arooni has studied general and cosmetic dentistry, and he looks forward to seeing your smile!

By Mark Arooni DDS

Sweet Breath Ritual Kit — Sunday’s Company

Swishing herbal oil in mouth for 10-15 minutes per day attracts and pulls other oils and toxins, deters bad bacteria and plaque, while supporting healthy gum tissue. Ingredients: Sesamum indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Fractionated Coconut) Oil, Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Leaf & Flower, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Seed, Syzygium aromaticum (Clove), Equisetum Arvence (Horsetail), Emblica Officinalis (Amalaki) Fruit, Cinnamomum Verum (Cinnamon) Bark, Essential Oils of Fennel and Peppermint 

Brushing with powder might feel weird at first, because we’re so used to lather, but this was done long before the invention of toothpaste.  This simple formula consists of powdered herbs that soothe, refresh, strengthen and  contribute to overall tooth and gum health. 
Ingredients: Bentonite Clay, Calcium Powder, Mentha (Mint)*, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon)*, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove)*, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel Seed)*, Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Resin, Peppermint Oil *Organic

This rinse should be used as a supplement to your oral care practice. This herbal extract is blended with plants that decrease harmful bacteria, tone gums and strengthen teeth. Ingredients: Vodka based tincture of Echinacea Angustifolia (Echinacea), Achillea Millefolium* (Yarrow), Plantago Major* (Plantain), Salvia Officinalis* (Sage), Equisetum Arvense* (Horsetail), Oregon Grape Root (Mahonia aquifolium) *Organic

The ancient Ayurvedic practice of tongue scraping has numerous benefits for oral, physical, mental, and spiritual health. Tongue scraping should be performed on a daily basis as it helps to stimulate the internal organs through energetic connections with the rest of the body; increases clarity of the mind; improves digestion by increasing your sense of taste, and cleanses the body by removing bacteria from your oral cavity and clearing Ama (accumulation of toxic residue in the mind-body).

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Naturally anti-bacterial and anti-microbial

Information and instructions to guide you in this self-loving practice.

Why Do I Have a Sweet Taste In My Mouth? – Cleveland Clinic

It can catch you by surprise: A sweet taste in your mouth. Maybe it happens when you’re drinking water or maybe eating something that you expected to be more savory. Whatever the case, it can be confusing and even a bit alarming.

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So what, exactly, is going on? Internal medicine expert Philip Junglas, MD, explains all the many causes of what could be happening and what you can do to treat it.

Why does water taste sweet?

Most people notice an unexpected sweet taste when they’re drinking water. According to Dr. Junglas, there are a few water-specific reasons for this.

Oral hygiene

Good oral hygiene will always provide you with the purest taste, Dr. Junglas notes. But there are still some scenarios where what’s going on in your mouth will affect what you taste.

“Sometimes a person may wake up in the middle of the night and take a sip of water when their mouth has dried out while they slept,” he says. “They may notice the water tastes sweeter simply because the drying secretions of the evening will have probably a more acidic nature. And when you balance that with just plain water, it heightens the sense of sweetness, even though the water is just water.”

The water itself

On other occasions, the sweet taste of water may have nothing to do with you and everything to do with the water itself, particularly if you live in rural areas.

“Out where I live, I have well water which tastes sweeter. That usually has to do with higher levels of calcium and iron,” Dr. Junglas says. Too much iron in water can certainly result in a metallic taste but, he notes, at certain levels and combined with calcium, the water would taste sweet.

Another factor could be things your water picks up as it passes through various pipes to reach your glass. Generally, letting the water run for a few moments before collecting it in your glass will flush those collected materials through the pipes leaving you with the more natural-tasting water.

Are their biological causes for a sweet taste?

Whether it’s water that tastes sweet or just a generally sweet taste in your mouth, there could be biological reasons.

Your sense of smell

If something’s impacting your olfactory system, Dr. Junglas says, that could certainly impact your sense of taste. And while you might think of how what you drink has an impact on that, you have to consider what you’re drinking out of, too.

Says Dr. Junglas, “If you’re drinking out of a cup, the smell of the cup influences what you taste. If the cup is just out of the dishwasher, the soap may cause the liquid to taste different compared to a cup that you’re drinking out of that’s been on the shelf for a few days.”

Related to that, inflammation in your sinuses — whether viral or bacterial — could also impact your sense of smell and taste, he adds.

Acid reflux

Reflux issues can also be a culprit for sweet tastes, according to Dr. Junglas.

“You’ll notice this more at night and, like those issues with your nighttime secretions, trace acidic stomach secretions which can end up in your mouth as a result of the reflux and oral enzymes in your saliva can cause that sweet taste.

This can be especially true with people who suffer from chronic acid reflux – also known as gastroesophageal reflux (or GERD, for short) – who have a constant presence of those acids in their mouth.


A persistent sweet taste in the mouth could also be a sign of your body’s inability to regulate its blood sugar level, a potential sign of diabetes.

There’s a hormone called glucagon that’s produced by your pancreas that works with the hormone insulin to regulate your body’s blood sugar levels. While insulin prevents high blood sugar levels, glucagon’s job is to keep your blood sugar level from dropping too low.

Those hormones can get out of whack with diabetes and that could cause higher blood sugar levels that can result in a sweet taste in the mouth.

Another diabetes-related issue is diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). When high blood sugar levels go untreated, it can develop into hyperglycemia and lead to the development of DKA. One of the symptoms of DKA is a sort of sweet, fruity-smell on the breath which can also cause a sweet taste in the mouth.

Treatments for the sweet taste

If water tastes sweet and you’re able to figure out that it’s the water itself, there are a variety of filters that can be used to treat the water. Otherwise, it can get tricky.

“It’s a challenge because it all depends on the particular cause,” Dr. Junglas says.

Good oral hygiene can be a key, he points out. “Sometimes, simply brushing the tongue will help you get rid of the bacteria that tend to live in the crevices temporarily. Or you could try an alcohol-based mouthwash which will minimize the bacteria in the mouth.”

Additionally, with acid reflux a potential cause, he also suggests making sure there are at least four hours between when you eat your final meal of the day and go to bed.

Beyond that, he adds, consulting your healthcare provider and even an ear, nose and throat doctor can put you on the path towards finding a solution. “Just to have somebody take a look at your olfactory system and check the health of the tongue can be very beneficial,” he says.

Finally, talking with your provider is especially important in terms of figuring out whether or not the symptoms could be related to diabetes. Identifying diabetes and receiving the proper treatment – as well as adjusting your lifestyle to help alleviate the more serious symptoms.

90,000 First aid for fainting – consultation and treatment at the New Hospital

Fainting is a transient (short-term) loss of consciousness associated with insufficient oxygen supply to the brain. It is important to distinguish this condition from an epileptic seizure or concussion in order to provide first aid correctly.

Causes of occurrence

The main difference between fainting and prolonged loss of consciousness is that the latter is a broader concept, consisting of a number of other conditions.Fainting is characterized by cerebral hypoperfusion and a short episode.

There are several reasons for its occurrence. They carry varying degrees of health risk. Of primary importance is a decrease in blood pressure (BP), in which the blood supply to the brain deteriorates. Fainting develops when blood pressure falls below 60 mm Hg.

Chronic heart failure, infrequent pulse, bradycardia and low cardiac output also lead to the development of this condition.With a deficiency of the autonomic nervous system, peripheral vascular resistance decreases, which complicates the delivery of blood to the organs.

Reflex syncope is associated with a sharp drop in blood pressure when the body position changes from horizontal to vertical. This is the most common reason among others. Inadequate blood flow is sometimes associated with mechanical obstruction. For example, with pulmonary embolism.

Other reasons include prolonged stay in a stuffy room, taking certain medications, overheating, blood loss.


It is important to know the symptoms of fainting in order to provide first aid in time. Loss of consciousness, even short-term, is dangerous in that it contributes to a person’s injury. Fainting becomes the cause of a traffic accident or leads to the appearance of fractures, abrasions, wounds.

There are three main stages:

  • light-headedness,
  • fainting,
  • post-fainting period.

Usually, fainting begins with a light-headed state.It proceeds in different ways depending on the age and state of health of the person. Approaching fainting begins with a feeling of discomfort, dizziness, dizziness, tinnitus, darkening of the eyes, weakness. The patient then loses consciousness. At the same time, it slowly goes down, “rolls” along the wall. His skin becomes pale and clammy sweat appears.

Pulse is slow and difficult to detect, and blood pressure is below normal. Breathing becomes thin and shallow. When fainting, an episode of loss of consciousness is short-lived, no more than 1 minute.Weakness may persist for an hour.

Indications for hospitalization

Patients with reflex syncope do not require hospitalization. All others need to be monitored by a doctor in a hospital for at least 24 hours. Always hospitalized victims who, before fainting, worried about pain in the heart, in the chest area, sudden headaches.

Attention is paid to patients with myocardial infarction, lesions of the valve apparatus in history. And also with clinical signs of swelling of the cervical veins, chronic heart failure.Hospitalization is often indicated for patients over 70 years of age when the ECG changes.

First aid rules

When the victim loses consciousness, it is quite difficult to visually determine the cause of this condition. Therefore, it is necessary to check the presence of a pulse on the carotid arteries and breathing. This will ensure that the person is not affected by vital functions.

Next, lay the victim on his back and raise his legs. To do this, you can put clothes or any object at hand under them.This position will provide blood flow to the head and eliminate brain hypoperfusion.

You also need to provide air access, especially in a stuffy room. To do this, you need to open a window or window, unfasten tight clothes, shirt collars. You can loosen the belt on your trousers.

At the pre-fainting stage, if you have ammonia at hand, you can moisten a cotton swab and bring it to the victim’s nose. If a person has already lost consciousness, then you should not resort to such manipulation, as this can cause a burn of the nasal mucosa.

Such urgent measures are carried out not only for children, but also for adults. After the child regains consciousness, do not immediately raise him to his feet. Better to let him lie down and fully recover. And then you can drink sweet tea or plain water.

Several common mistakes should be highlighted, which are not only useless, but can also harm others:

  • 1. Slap the cheeks. This method will not help bring the victim to his senses.The fact is that light blows will do nothing, and stronger ones can cause soft tissue injury.
  • 2. Spray face with water. In the warm season, this method is simply useless, and in the cold season it can harm a person.
  • 3. Taking medications. It is forbidden to give any pill to an unconscious victim until specialized medical care is provided.

So, helping a fainted on the street comes down to giving him a horizontal position, as well as providing fresh air.If a person does not regain consciousness for more than 5 minutes, then you should call and wait for an ambulance.

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An unusual smell of your body may indicate health problems

Bad smell can be difficult to mask
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Body aroma can change depending on what difficulties your body is experiencing.

Unusual odors from your body may be due to stress or anxiety. It is especially worth listening for a smell that is not typical for you.

Find out more about the reasons that can affect your body scent changes.

A particularly unpleasant and sour smell of sweat that occurs in the morning or after exercising may have the following reasons

  • This is a sure signal that your body is oxidized. This can be the result of overconsumption of animal products, sweets, or fast food.

  • Overeating and stress can also lead to acidity.

  • Dysfunction of the liver and kidneys, among other things, can lead to the build-up of waste products and pollutants in your body.

  • Thyroid disease can lead to a slower metabolism that builds up excess acids.

Body odor and bad breath often indicate a variety of medical conditions, especially if these symptoms persist for a long time.

You can get rid of bad breath with home remedies such as daily oral hygiene, and it can be helpful to change your diet.

However, research into root causes should be a top priority.

Pay attention to the following signs

  • Unusually sweet body odor is a sign of serious health problems and may indicate diabetes.

  • If the sweet smell is accompanied by a putrid note, it could be a signal of decomposition in the body.

Earlier, “Kubanskie Novosti” told how to get rid of the smell of sweat in the heat.

Sweet breath of spring

There are lilac gardens in many cities of the world. The bushes of white and purple lilacs are beautiful at night, when it seems that spring itself is bursting into your house. They are also good at dawn, when lush bunches seem to grow out of dawn and fog . .. Lilacs became the theme of the creative search for composers, writers and poets. It is not surprising that an exhibition with the same name “Lilac Sung by Poets …” was opened in the Palace of Children’s Creativity.

The Committee for Social Protection of the Population of the city of Kursk, together with the employees of the Palace of Children’s Creativity, held an annual city creative competition. 15 educational institutions of the city, and this is no less than 206 schoolchildren together with their parents, brothers and sisters, grandparents, amazed the jury with their imagination. Children with disabilities also showed their skills.

– The Family Art Competition is dedicated to two dates – International Family Day, which took place on May 15, and Children’s Day.We decided to unite these holidays, – says Alla LEONOVA, head of the department for work with families. – After all, children’s creativity is an important factor in the development of a child, in particular his artistic abilities. And parents should help instill in them the skills and abilities, without which creative activity and the development of independence are impossible.

“Lilac in the frame” – a nomination where young talents demonstrated their photography skills, and one of the participants tried himself as a model with the main attribute of the competition – lilac.About 50 boys and girls showed themselves through photography. But the nomination “Ah, Lilac” brought together not only a spring riot of colors, but also dozens of different techniques of arts and crafts. The exposition, of course, includes drawings, as well as works using beads, volumetric embroidery, handicrafts using the paper-plastic technique, and even a box with a surprise.

The best works got to the exhibition at the Palace of Children’s Creativity, which is still functioning. For myself, I noted the work of 13-year-old Evelina Zholobova in decoupage technique.Intricate voluminous lilac flowers looked very realistic, only their fresh spring scent was missing.

– Creativity plays a leading role in human life, where the flight of thought and the power of imagination are required. And who, if not children, has boundless imagination, – smiles Natalia Maslennikova, methodologist of the Palace of Children’s Creativity. – Creativity makes it possible to consolidate your thoughts or emotions, to look at them from the outside, to supplement them. All this allows children to change themselves.

When summing up the results of the competition, none of the guys went unnoticed.Each received a certificate of participation, and the winners were awarded prizes and commemorative diplomas, which, it should be noted, were created according to a special development of the employees of the Palace of Children’s Creativity.


90,000 What can a complete sugar rejection lead to?

What can be the result of a complete rejection of sugar?

Is it possible to give up sugar in the daily diet? How will such a change in diet affect the body? Will it help you lose weight, improve your figure? Will there be negative consequences?

In the stomach, sugar breaks down into fructose and glucose. Glucose is the main source of energy necessary for the normal functioning of the brain, muscles, and internal organs. If it does not enter the body, the person feels weak, it is difficult for him to concentrate attention, do physical work, move, loss of consciousness is possible. With a prolonged lack of glucose, exhaustion, disruption of the digestive system is observed.

Most of the glucose enters the modern human body in the form of sugar. Is it not threatened with exhaustion if you give up pure sweet crystals, confectionery, drinks? Refined sugar became an affordable food product at the end of the 19th century.Before that, it was produced very little, and it was absent from the daily menu of people, but they had enough strength for geographical and intellectual discoveries, wars, exploits, the continuation of the human race and the improvement of our world.

Harm from sugar consumption

Nutritionists recommend healthy people to limit sugar intake: no more than 25-30 grams per day. But, according to statistics, the average consumption rate in Russia is 107 grams, in the USA – 160 grams.

Sweet life has bitter consequences:

90,020 90,021 obesity – with every spoonful of white crystals we get 20-30 calories, which are converted into body fat, weight increases, it becomes harder to move, and the disease develops;

  • diabetes mellitus;
  • decreased immunity;
  • atherosclerosis;
  • damage to the walls of blood vessels;
  • decrease in bone strength;
  • reproduction in the mouth of microorganisms that destroy tooth enamel.
  • During the splitting and excretion of sweets, the stomach, liver, kidneys, pancreas experience an increased load, which provokes disruptions in their work, the development of diseases of the endocrine, digestive and excretory systems.


    Excessive consumption of sugar is harmful, but it is impossible to completely deprive the body of glucose, it is necessary to maintain normal carbohydrate metabolism. If it is violated, performance decreases. Brain cells, not receiving nutrition, work more slowly, it is difficult for a person to concentrate, express his thoughts, generate new ideas.Irritability and aggressiveness appear. But it is enough to eat a sweet dessert, and in a few minutes you will have strength, fresh thoughts, and your mood will improve.

    But glucose is found not only in refined white sugar. It is a natural carbohydrate rich in sweet fruits and vegetables. Natural sugars are found in honey, dairy products, nuts. Their use allows you to get the daily rate of glucose, fructose, lactose, which is sufficient for the normal functioning of the body.

    Why is it difficult to give up sweets?

    When refined sugar is consumed, the brain produces serotonin and dopamine – hormones of pleasure.It is as addictive as narcotic drugs. Failure to use it can be unpleasant:

    • irritability, depression, anxiety;
    • decreased performance, rapid fatigue during physical and intellectual work;
    • 90,021 headaches;

      90,021 insomnia;

      90,021 muscle pain;

    • violation of the diet – at the usual time for breakfast, lunch, dinner, appetite disappears, but at an inopportune time there is a strong desire to eat something sweet.

    If you show willpower and give up sweets, the negative consequences of refusal will disappear in 2-3 weeks: sleep and appetite will improve, you will feel lightness and a surge of energy, your well-being and mood will improve.

    Refusal from sugar in its pure form

    If you want to lose weight, improve health, you can stop eating sugar in its pure form. Most often, we add it to tea, coffee, salads with fruits. But gourmets advise enjoying the natural taste of good tea and coffee.They believe that sweetness only destroys the harmony of the taste of these drinks. You need to feel it, learn to enjoy it, and it will be easy for you to wean yourself from the sweet additive and extra calories. Ripe fruits, if not lime or lemon, are high in fructose. They are quite sweet, and the desire to sprinkle them with white crystals or powder is a tribute to a habit that is easy to abandon and eventually forget about it. To appreciate the benefits of natural taste, drink good aromatic tea, coffee, eat ripe, fresh fruit.

    Refusal from sugar in food

    Refined sugar is addictive, improves taste, and manufacturers make the most of these properties of an inexpensive product, adding it not only to confectionery, but also to bread, pickled vegetables, sausages, mayonnaise, ketchup, etc. With a complete rejection of it, the range of products purchased in the supermarket will be significantly reduced. But by eliminating sausage, mayonnaise, long-term storage sauces, sweets, cookies and other sugar-containing products from the diet, you will keep your health and reduce the risk of developing diabetes, obesity, and atherosclerosis.Without them, it is easy to create a varied delicious daily or holiday menu. For the body to receive enough energy, use foods rich in proteins and carbohydrates: cereals, meat and fish, vegetables, fruits.

    Benefits of avoiding sweets

    The benefits of avoiding the use of refined sugar and products containing it are confirmed by studies by doctors in Europe, Russia, and the United States:

    • effective prevention of diabetes mellitus;
    • body weight control is facilitated – sweet food saturates for a short time, hunger occurs 30-40 minutes after the cake is eaten, and if you choose lean meat with a portion of vegetable salad, which has 3-4 times fewer calories, appetite will appear in 2-3 hours;
    • the risk of developing hypertension is reduced, the vessels retain their elasticity longer, which facilitates the work of the heart and the supply of the brain with oxygen and nutrients;
    • 90,021 people who do not abuse sweets stay physically active longer and retain clarity of thought;

    • In adolescence, the number of skin rashes decreases, and in adulthood, the complexion improves, and later wrinkles appear.

    Quitting Sugar: 10 Tips

    It is difficult to get out of the habit of sugar, a widespread and highly addictive product. Simple tips will help you quickly switch to a new diet and enjoy healthy food.

    Tip 1: When do you need a doctor’s consultation?

    A healthy person can change their diet by giving up sweets without going to a doctor. But, for people suffering from diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, liver, in which you need to follow a certain diet, you can make adjustments to it only after consulting a doctor.It is also needed by those who suffer from eating disorders, are underweight or are obese. With obesity, drastic changes in diet, reduced calorie content, and rapid weight loss can be dangerous. If a teenager wants to give up sweets, parents should make sure that his diet is high in calories to fully meet the energy needs of a growing body.

    Tip 2: Motivation

    To get out of the habit of sweets, you need to fight the temptation for 3-4 weeks.A clear understanding of the benefits of avoiding pure sugar and foods that contain it will help you resist succumbing.

    Are you overweight? Sugar in the diet is not only about excess calories, but also the difficulty of controlling appetite. When glucose enters the body, the hormone leptin, which is responsible for the feeling of satiety, stops working. Saturation does not occur immediately after eating, but after 20-30 minutes, during which a person has time to eat too much.

    Frequent colds and other diseases interfere with living a full life, building a career, traveling? Refusal from sweets will strengthen the immune system, help normalize blood pressure, and have a beneficial effect on the brain.

    Tip 3: Reduce the amount of sugar gradually

    The more sweets you consume, the more difficult it is to get rid of them. Those who are accustomed to drinking unsweetened tea, coffee, do not like sweets, cookies, cakes, sweet soda water, rarely have a desire to completely abandon sugar, because its amount in the diet and its effect on the body is insignificant. It is easier for those with a sweet tooth to wean off sweets gradually. Then the symptoms resembling narcotic withdrawal will be less pronounced. Schedule diet changes.Start by cutting out sweets for your tea or stop adding sugar to your drinks. After a week, give up another “sweet” habit. Find substitutes for foods that contain sugar. In 2-4 weeks, refined sugar can be completely eliminated from the diet.

    Tip 4: Learn the composition of the products

    Sucrose is found in unsweetened foods. It is added to bread, sauces, marinades, juice drinks, yoghurts. Check the ingredients of the food in stores. Refuse to buy semi-finished products, breakfasts, lunches and dinners in catering establishments.Bread and bakery products can be baked on their own: the bread maker allows you to cook them with minimal time and effort. Instead of boiled sausage, which contains not only sugar, but also soy, starch, flavor enhancers, dyes, preservatives, you can cook meat baked in the oven, and replace ketchup with natural tomato juice. Sugar-free mayonnaise can be made in a blender in less than a minute, and it will also be free of preservatives and other chemical additives.

    Tip 5: how to replace sugar

    If you really want something sweet, you can buy sugar substitutes at the pharmacy: sucrasit or xylitol.These drugs are designed for patients with diabetes mellitus and are available in the form of tablets or dragees. One tablet replaces a spoonful of granulated sugar or a cube of refined sugar, but contains 0 calories. The drug is thermally stable, it retains its properties when added to hot tea, coffee, milk, dough or cream. It relieves symptoms that occur when refusing sweets (irritability, anxiety, insomnia), does not affect carbohydrate metabolism, but, like refined sugar, increases appetite. It can be used during the period of withdrawal from sweets and sometimes consumed to enjoy your favorite flavor, if there are no problems with weight and appetite control.

    Tip 6: Natural Substitutes

    You can also replace refined sugar with natural products: honey, dried fruits, raisins, fresh fruits and vegetables. Honey has a number of advantages: a natural product containing not only fructose and glucose, but also vitamins, minerals, biologically active substances, strengthens the immune system, improves digestion, and has a beneficial effect on the condition of the skin. Dried fruits, sweet fresh fruits and vegetables are also useful. But these foods are high in calories, and if you give up sweets to lose weight, you need to limit their use.Examine the fresh fruit calorie table. Eating 100 g of banana, you get 89 calories, and 100 g of cherries or cherries – 52, mandarin – 33, strawberries – 30, watermelon – 27.

    Tip 7: Balance Your Diet

    After removing refined sugar from the diet, make sure that the body receives enough complex carbohydrates to provide it with energy. Include whole grain cereals, bran bread, vegetables, and fruits in your daily menu. Protein-rich foods also give you a feeling of long-term satiety: lean meats, fish, and cheeses.Prepare your favorite meals from these products to get not only proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, but also the pleasure of food. Use natural spices, herbs, buy your favorite teas, coffee, natural dark chocolate, seafood.

    Tip 8: Don’t Buy Sweets

    Do not keep a supply of sweets at home for guests or in reserve, so that you will not be tempted to eat a little, and then a little more. Guests can be offered fruits, tea with honey or coffee brewed in a Turk with salt, pepper, cardamom, etc.d.

    Don’t buy sweets for a snack if you don’t have time for a full meal. Develop healthy eating habits: walk past the candy shelf to the fruit section. A banana will fill you as well as a chocolate bar, bun or cake, and the feeling of satiety will last longer.

    Tip 9: Look for like-minded people

    Talk to family members about the negative effects of refined sugar and the benefits of a healthy diet before giving up sweets.If they support you, will not offer you sweets, and even better – they themselves will refuse it, refusal from it will be easier. Tell your friends about the changes in your eating habits, do not hesitate to remind you not to offer you desserts, bring fruit with you.

    Tip 10: Be careful with alcohol

    Sucrose is present not only in desserts, carbonated soft drinks, but also in dessert wines, liqueurs, cocktails based on them. If the body is weaned from it, do not remind him of the sweet drug.In a state of even mild intoxication, willpower weakens, and it is difficult to resist the temptation to eat also a chocolate bar and a cake.

    Tea Imperial tea Light breath – “Get new impressions more often – Taste sweet green … tea. »


    I really like to drink teas, there is a huge collection at home. If I find something new, I always buy, new taste horizons open up.

    Imperial tea Light breath.

    The box has been sealed.25 tagged sachets, nasty iron brace tags.

    The thread is strong, the bag does not fall apart.

    Tea is indecently cheap, 1 BYN.


    small green tea, licorice root, fennel, thyme herb, orange peel.

    Licorice root is interesting in the composition

    Licorice root (Radix Glycyrrhizae), or Licorice, a perennial plant of the legume family (Fabaceae).

    Contains glucose, fructose, maltose, sucrose, glycyrrhizic acid, flavonoids, essential oils, pectins, organic acids (tartaric, citric, malic, fumaric), steroid compounds.

    Numerous beneficial properties

    A decoction of licorice root is effective for coughing as an expectorant, as an anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic agent for gastritis, peptic ulcer, diseases of the urinary system, as well as in the fight against allergic dermatitis and eczema.

    Tea is definitely winter, and for me it is evening tea. There is no special aroma, the whole point is in the taste. After brewing, it remains fairly light in color.

    At the same time, it smells strongly of licorice, resembles a cough syrup. And it has an unexpectedly sweet aftertaste (not downright sweet-sweet, but sweet). Light sweetness, unobtrusive, moderate. The taste is very interesting and memorable.

    Warm, pleasant drink. The taste is soft and even, it is difficult to distinguish something in the composition other than licorice, fennel, thyme and zest behave very unobtrusively.

    It was interesting to try. I drank for pleasure, I don’t know how I will behave in case of sore throats and coughs.

    Second breath of sweet pepper

    Peppers have a small feature – they react badly to the introduction of fresh manure, but respond gratefully to compost.

    Peppers are also very demanding on soil and air moisture. Therefore, they are often watered, but not abundantly, since with abundant watering, the plants are affected by apical rot.Irregular watering during the fruiting period often ends with the appearance of verticillary wilting, due to which it is necessary to pull out whole bushes and carry them off the site.

    And you still need to loosen

    Pepper has a weak root system, almost all of it is located in the upper layer of the earth. Despite this, the soil must be loosened often, since due to irrigation, the soil is very compacted. Therefore, the soil is loosened shallowly, by 6-8 cm.

    In order for the peppers to have a “second wind”, they are fed every week with complex mineral fertilizers.And even better works their mixture with organic. For example, mullein, diluted 10 times, is added to nitrophoska (30 g per 10 l of water). This solution provides a second wave of fruit growth.

    We do not wait until it ripens

    Only it is better to harvest the crop in technical ripeness, then the bushes are not overloaded with fruits and a new crop is formed faster.

    Hybrids of domestic and foreign production bear fruit very well. Their fruits are more uniform and resistant to the vicissitudes of the climate and disease.Varietal plants are inferior to hybrids in yield and resistance.

    Mulch will help

    Spread dense but light mulch around the plants – straw or grass trimmings. Water liberally in dry weather; lack of moisture can cause the fruit to taste bitter.

    In order not to damage the superficial root system of the pepper, it is better to remove the weeds by hand.

    At temperatures above + 34 ° C, the pepper flowers fall off, and the leaves begin to fade.Therefore, it is advisable to shade the plants during the midday heat.

    Pale color of leaves and slow growth of plants may indicate a deficiency of nutrients. Try feeding the peppers with compost tea or mullein.


    Be sure to cut, not pluck the peppers from the plants. If there is a threat of frost, collect all the fruits or pluck out the whole plants and hang them in a cool dry place until ripening.