Seven Foods You Can Eat To Neutralise Garlic Breath

A bad case of garlic breath can ruin a date, even if you both have it. These foods, if eaten after a garlic-y dish, might be able to save the day.

In this video from the SciShow YouTube channel, host Michael Aranda explains the stinky science behind garlic’s ultimate weapon: Allyl methyl sulfide. Additionally, Aranda shares some tips on how to save your date from garlic’s overwhelming power. While researchers aren’t exactly sure why, these foods have shown some evidence of neutralising garlic’s odour:

  1. Parsley
  2. Apples
  3. Spinach
  4. Mushrooms
  5. Basil
  6. Citrus Fruits
  7. Milk

These foods may contain enzymes that help break down the sulphur compounds, and the fat content in the milk helps deodorise them. Of course, if you don’t have any of these foods around, and you’re don’t have access to a toothbrush and toothpaste, the best you can do is try to cover it up with gum or breath mints.

Why Does Garlic Ruin Dates? [YouTube]

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