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Wellness: How to Hide Dreaded Garlic Breath
Source: ABC News Radio

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(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- An apple a day keeps garlic breath away. Or at the very least, it will help to neutralize the odor that comes from eating garlicky foods, according to Ohio State University researchers.

They sought to determine what works best at tamping down dreaded garlic breath, which is created by sulfides contained in garlic.

Participants were first fed raw garlic and then given various foods and liquids. Apples worked well because of oxidating enzymes that cover up the smell of sulfides.

Meanwhile, lemon juice, milk and green tea also proved effective in reducing garlic breath. The researchers added that the best way to reduce the odor is to consume the various neutralizers while eating a dish with garlic.

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