Do you like garlic?  Science discovers the infallible remedy to end the bad breath it leaves

The sulfur compounds in garlic are responsible for its strong smell.

Garlic is one of the star foods of the Mediterranean Diet both for its flavor and its healthy properties. Many typical recipes from our geography are impossible to prepare without garlic. What would a good stir-fry be without garlic? As if that were not enough, many people love raw garlic, for example spread on bread. Garlic is also a very good alternative to salt to give flavor to dishes, which is ideal for people with high blood pressure. There is only one problem, the bad breath which can cause many people and which in some cases is difficult to eliminate, especially if taken raw or in sauces such as Aioli. But there is a very simple way to prevent garlic from recurring and causing bad breath: drink yogurt after eating it. Ohio State University Researchers (USA) have shown that yogurt prevents the volatile compounds in garlic that cause bad breath from escaping into the air.

Why can garlic cause bad breath?

Garlic is a plant that contains a wide variety of active substances, some of which contribute to its characteristic flavor and their medicinal properties.

  • Allicin: Allicin is a sulfur compound that is released when fresh garlic is cut, minced or crushed. It is responsible for garlic’s strong smell and flavor, and is also believed to have medicinal properties.
  • Sulfur compounds: In addition to allicin, garlic contains other sulfur compounds, such as ajoene and thiosulfate, which also contribute to its flavor and aroma.
  • Antioxidants: Garlic is rich in antioxidants, such as flavonoids and sulfur compounds, which can help protect cells from oxidative damage.
  • Vitamins and minerals: Garlic contains important vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, vitamin B6, and manganese.
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