If you love a 50/50 hybrid that offers happiness, relief from pain, and a bit of social creativity, turn to Sour OG. Mixed with one of the worldwide faves, this strain has a lemony-diesel flavor and is strong enough to be dubbed a “one-hit-and-quit”.
Let’s say you’re at a party and want a hit of chattiness, creativity, and pain relief, reach for Sour OG! This strain is a real crowd pleaser as it gives everyone what they love most about marijuana. Growers are also drawn to this strain as it’s a cross of two of the most available strains in the world: Sour Diesel and OG Kush (a cult favorite on the west coast and a strain that started the OG family). Sour OG has been available in clone and seed form for a long time now if you’re interested in growing your own marijuana at home — just make sure it’s legal in your state!
Sativa versus indica is probably the biggest dilemma a marijuana user will face. It’s like choosing between chocolate sauce and caramel on a dessert. Too hard! Fortunately, there is at least one marijuana strain that is perfectly balanced between the down. An exact 50/50 split down the middle. You can find this in Sour OG marijuana seeds. This equal hybrid is a real favorite for anyone who wants to experience the best of both worlds without feeling overwhelmed by one side.
The odor and taste of Sour Kush marijuana seeds resemble both of its parents. It has hints of lemon, pine, and fuel. Some variations have a fruity smell as well. Often described as a “one hit then quit” strain, Sour OG starts with an energetic cerebral high that gradually leads to a relaxing feeling in the body.
“Most dairy products, including cheese, contain amino acids that react with your oral bacteria to produce sulfur compounds that can make your breath sour,” says Harwood. “As these bacteria feast on the milk solids, they create excess hydrogen sulphide.” The result? A mouth that smells like rotten eggs. Mouthwash won’t do much in this case, says Harwood, but brushing with a fluoridated toothpaste will help kill the offending bacteria that’s causing the stench. If you can’t brush right away, drinking water can help wash away the bacteria and particles that are camping out in your mouth, says Faigel. And being that floss is such a travel-friendly hygiene product, keep some thread on hand to quickly evict any dairy-themed particles that are hiding in the crevices of your teeth.
Odor-causing bacteria love an acidic environment, so by eating a lot of citrus fruits, you’re basically inviting bad breath to stick around—especially if you’re prone to acid reflux, which can cause acids to flow back into your throat and cause a foul scent, says Stanley. Besides being more mindful of how often you eat acidic foods, consider popping a sugar-free candy post-citrus to freshen your breath. (Emphasis on sugar-free, as bacteria also love to feast on sugar.)
Peanut butter is an excellent source of protein—however, its paste-like consistency makes it difficult for saliva to break the proteins down once they’re in your mouth. And because of how sticky it is, peanut butter can stay in your mouth for hours between brushings. “Bacteria thrive on protein, so the abundance provided by peanut butter makes it a prime cause of bad breath,” says Illinois-based dentist Preet Sandhu, DDS. The next time a PB craving strikes, consider keeping a travel-sized oral rinse nearby, which can help remove remnants, reduce bacteria, and freshen breath all at once.
5. Pasta Sauce
Much like citrus fruits, the acidity from tomatoes can cause a buildup of acids in the mouth and foster the growth of bacteria, says Paul Sussman, DMD, cosmetic dentist at the Center for Cosmetic Dentistry in New York. These pesky bacteria can result in bad breath. When you’re having your next pasta with red sauce, keep a glass of water handy to sip during dinner to keep your mouth rinsed and the bacteria under control, says Sussman.
It’s no secret that garlic and onions can lead to some pretty gnarly bad breath—but if you avoid these foods and your breath still stinks, it’s time to dig deeper into the sneaky saboteurs that could be causing it.
“Like most root vegetables, horseradish contains a chemical compound, isothiocynate, which sticks around well after the spread is consumed,” says Haywood. Because drinking water usually aggravates the situation and can cause discomfort, consuming mint may be the most effective way to combat this particular compound, he adds. After enjoying this potent condiment, drink mint tea or chew on some (sugarless) mint gum to help level things out until you meet up with your toothbrush.
Eating an excessive amount of protein (say, while on a high-protein diet) can lead to bad breath, thanks to the body producing ammonia while breaking it down during the digestive process. The odor ends up escaping through your mouth, and is often said to smell similar to cat pee. (Gah!) “It’s important to keep track of how much protein you’re consuming and be careful not to overdo it,” says Julia Faigel, DDS, owner and clinical director of Dr. Dental. To help balance the scales when a toothbrush isn’t within reach, try noshing on foods that contain zinc (spinach, pumpkin seeds, chickpeas), which can help control plaque and reduce bad breath, says New York-based endodontist Adam S. Harwood, DMD.