Sulfur compounds in garlic are responsible for the extremely unpleasant odor, which persists for 24 hours or more after consumption, if no action is taken.
Garlic contains a substance – allyl methyl sulfide, which can not be metabolized, so it is eliminated by the body through breathing and sweating. This is why the smell will not disappear even if we wash our teeth. The only way we can reduce it is to drink a full glass of milk. Explication? Milk fat neutralizes the “sulphurous action” of garlic.
If a full glass of milk didn’t eliminate the garlic breath, here are a few solutions that might work for you:
When you are at a restaurant, parsley or other similar green leaf vegetables can help you get rid of garlic breath. Many food garnishes include parsley, so it’s very handy. The first thing you have to do after eating garlic is to chew some parsley – this will refresh your breath in seconds.
2. Drink lemon juice
If you are in town and you can not eat a slice of lemon, you should know that lemonade has the same effect as the lemon fruit. Fresh lemonade is very effective in eliminating garlic breath.
3. Hot tea
Green tea and peppermint tea are the most popular types of tear recommended for this issue. Almost all restaurants and cafes serve tea, so you can consume a cup right after consuming garlic.