February 13, 2013

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1 Milk Reduces Garlic Breath

Planning a romantic Italian dinner for Valentine’s Day but the fear of garlic breath has you rethinking your choice of food? Drink a glass of milk with your meal, say researchers from Ohio State University who found that milk lowered the concentration of odor-emitting compounds from garlic in the nose and mouth. Either fat-free or whole milk will help reduce offending odor, although, due to its higher fat content, whole milk was found to be more effective. Researchers also found that drinking milk after eating a meal laden with garlic will help, although “the garlic cure” is most effective when drunk with the meal. Garlic is a good source of vitamins B6 and C, selenium and magnesium. Sulfur compounds in garlic are responsible for its flavor, odor and bad breath.

More at ScienceDaily.com | Posted 5 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Vitamin C Helps Protect Against Bone Loss

Tags: Magnesium, Ohio State University, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Garlic, Garlic Breath, Garlic Breath and Milk, Milk Prevents Garlic Breath

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