Everyone knows that garlic can give you halitosis, but what do you do when it's in every single food item around you? Is it possible to minimize bad breath even after stuffing yourself with garlic?
Attendees of the upcoming Gilroy Garlic Festival may find out soon enough. The annual event, which is held in a park in Gilroy, California, is a three-day garlic bonanza that typically raises several million dollars for charity.
Its official website notes that the thousands of people who attend the festival eat a grand total of two tons of garlic. What do these folks do in order to stay fresh?
According to The Packer, a national fresh-produce industry periodical, a prominent mouthwash distributor will be there to unveil its newest product. Unfortunately, while minty, alcohol-based mouthrinses may temporarily mask bad breath, they rarely get rid of it.
Using a specialty breath freshener that neutralizes allyl methyl sulfide - the compound that gives garlic its wicked aroma - may be a more effective way to clean a mouth sullied by the pungent odor of tasty, plentiful garlic.