Garlic (Allium sativum) belongs to the onion genus allium family. It’s usually use for cooking or eaten raw due to it numerous health benefits.
Eating raw garlic especially as the first thing in the morning is of great benefit to the human body, as long as you eat in moderation to prevent after effects like heartburn, gases, loose motions etc.
There is no doubt that eating raw garlic will leave you with a bad breathe, but its benefits will always compel you to eat it.
The smell of garlic may stay for hours, despite this discomforting factor, garlic has lots of goodness embedded it.
Here are some easy solutions to overcome the bad breathe cause by eating Garlic.
- Eating Apple will help: studies has shown that the chemical makeup of apples has the ability to reduce the odour rising enzyme in garlic.
- Drinking Milk: Milk can reduce concentration of the enzyme that gives garlic it’s long lasting smell. Drinking a glass (200ml) of milk has the ability to reduce the presence of Allylmethylsulfide (AMS) which makes the breathe unpleasant by 50%.
- Drinking Lemon Juice: Lemon contain acid that neutralizes allinase, the enzyme in garlic that causes bad breathe.
- Green Tea: Green tea is rich in antioxidants called polyphenols which cover up the odor causing sulfuric compound in garlic.
Managing bad breathe caused by consuming garlic with the above tips could save a lot. In addition, be sure to practice proper oral hygiene and remember to drink water, eat fruits, exercise to stay healthy.