The VerMints Gang on 17th Aug 2016
Garlic is a staple ingredient in nearly every aromatic, savory dish. And with antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, cancer-preventing health benefits, it’s no wonder garlic is known as one of the world’s healthiest foods.
When it comes to recipes, we know from experience that one garlic clove is never enough. That doesn’t mean, however, that we want everyone to know what we ate for lunch! Eating garlic is one thing. Smelling like it for the rest of the day is a totally different story.
Getting rid of garlic breath is one of life’s great mysteries. Anyone who’s ever eaten Shawarma will tell you that garlic breath can stick for days. Luckily, our expertise in minty fresh breath has given us some insight on how to get rid of garlic breath, and fast.
1. Lemon Juice
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Lemon juice is a fabulous breath freshener. The acidic properties of lemon neutralize garlic odor like a charm. Plus, squeezing a little fresh lemon in your water is great for detoxifying your skin, improving digestion, and boosting immunity.
2. Green Tea
Drinking green tea is another super healthy and natural way to kill garlic breath. Green tea is super high in antioxidants, called polyphenols, that are great for masking garlic breath. Like garlic, polyphenols also protect your body from disease, so following up a savory, garlicky meal with a cup of green tea is a great way to protect your health.
Keep the doctor at bay and your kissing partner close by eating an apple for dessert. Like green tea, apples contain polyphenols that combat the sulfur compounds that make garlic taste and smell so strong.
4. Basil and Parsley
Adding these green herbs to your meal can actually help get rid of garlic breath before it starts.
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