Anyone who has eat a significant amount of raw or cooked garlic knows that the foodstuff can cause serious halitosis. On the other hand, those who keep up with medical news know that garlic reportedly has many health benefits, the latest of which is the prevention of cardiomyopathy.
What is a person to do? Avoid garlic and its positive health effects, or consume garlic and suffer from pungent bad breath? The choice is a false dichotomy. With the help of specialty breath fresheners, individuals can get the best of both worlds.
A study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that the consumption of garlic oil appears to reduce the risk of diabetic cardiomyopathy, a weakening of the heart muscle caused by diabetes.
Now, garlic oil is load with allyl methyl sulfide, the compound that gives the bulbs its distinctive, toothpaste-resistant smell. That said, daily doses of the oil had a marked effect on the extent of diabetic cardiomyopathy in laboratory rats.
In order to reap the rewards of garlic consumption without the apparent punishment of bad breath, individuals may use a speciality breath freshening product after eating the bulb or its oil. It's an option the lab rats don't have, anyway.