There's bad breath and then there's garlic breath.
Anyone who loves garlic bread or pesto knows the trade-off is the foul taste that follows, even hours after eating your meal. But why exactly is garlic so bad?
One report showed when we eat garlic, we produce several sulfur-containing gases, according to experts at the University of Minnesota. "It's coming from the [gut], not from the mouth, and that is what gives you the odor that you have after you eat garlic," the researchers said.
This week, we came across an in-depth infographic by Visual.ly on everything you wanted to know about this anti-viral vegetable. The infographic below rounds up some of garlic's health benefits, its powerful ingredients and lists all of its species...and most importantly, how to get rid of garlicky dragon breath.
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LOOK — 6 ways to get rid of garlic breath:
Take a teaspoon of mustard and swish it around your mouth for about a minute.
Fluids like green team lemonade, water and milk can all help with fixing the stench. One study found drinking milk before or during a garlic-infused meal offered greater odour-reducing effects.
Yes, mint gum is one way to get rid of garlic breath, but you can also try fresh parsley, mint and minty tea.
You can always brush your teeth (if you can) right after your eat garlic or before you go to bed.
Adding more saliva to your mouth is key in getting rid of bad breath. If you’re looking for a quick fix, try cinnamon gum.
Swish around some mouthwash for two minutes and you're good to go!