According to a myth, garlic breath protects you from supernatural powers, but it scares away humans too. A new research published in the Journal of Food Science has found a solution to this problem.
A study at Ohio State University had volunteers to chew three grams of garlic for almost 25 seconds and then they were given foods that are supposed to reduce the effect of garlic in their breaths. Researchers analysed the volunteers breath to measure the levels for chemicals responsible for odour. They found that three foods that can be effective in suppressing garlicky breath. These are apples, mint and lettuce. All these foods contain enzymes and phenolic compounds that help to combat garlic’s volatiles.