You Can't Hide Garlic Breath

Here's why

(HealthDayNews) -- There is no such thing as too much garlic. But garlic breath is good for getting a seat on a crowded bus, and that's about it.

So you stock up on breath mints, and they don't work. Would you care to know why?

According to the American Journal of Physiology, immediately after eating garlic, mouth gases showed high levels of methanethiol and allyl mercaptan and lesser concentrations of allyl methyl sulfide, allyl methyl disulfide and allyl disulfide. These are the gases that cause garlic breath. As long as they were coming from the mouth, breath mints could neutralize the odor.

But three hours later, these same gases were being generated from the intestine, where breath mints won't reach.

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