Mukhwas for oral malodour…..try saying that ten times. No, it’s not something you wear on your feet. Mukh, meaning mouth and Vas, meaning smell, mukhwas are an East Indian, after dinner snack. Eating 1 teaspoon after a meal can help digestion as well as freshen your mouth. There are numerous mixtures and different ways to prepare mukhwas.
The key ingredients are fennel seeds, cumin seeds, anise seeds, sesame seeds and coconut, all of which can be found in most Indian grocery stores. Combine equal parts of the ingredients, place in a glass jar and store in a cool dry place. Good health, be it your oral health or overall health, is a direct result of good digestion. Poor digestion, whatever the cause may be, influences the amount of toxins we carry in our body and cause bloating. These toxins are carried in our blood; our blood feeds our cells which feed our organs.
Healthy digestion starts with the eyes and nose; How does your meal look, is it pleasing to the eye? How does it smell? Does it stimulate your appetite? All of this helps to trigger saliva flow. Ample saliva is important in helping to break down your food as you chew. Having a sufficient amount of teeth and healthy teeth with good bone support and no cavities are crucial for chewing and facilitates swallowing. Good digestion is indeed, the key to good health.