How do I Get Rid of Bad Breath Due to Garlic & Onions?

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How do I Get Rid of Bad Breath Due to Garlic & Onions?
Garlic and onions may be delicious in certain dishes but too much of each ingredient often leads to bad breath. (garlic image by Maria Brzostowska from

Garlic and onions are common ingredients in many foods. They provide flavour and appetizing aromatics to many dishes but they also come with a side effect: bad breath. Bad breath is a potential deal-breaker in certain situations. Job interviews and first dates, for example, could end badly if the person you are with notices your bad breath. If you cannot avoid garlic and onions in the dish, take steps after eating to remove any lingering odours.

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Things you need

  • Fresh parsley or mint
  • Mints
  • Gum
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Floss

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    Eat a sprig of fresh parsley or mint. According to, parsley and mint eliminate odours associated with garlic and onions.

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    Brush and then floss your teeth thoroughly. This will remove any garlic or onion particles stuck in your teeth and will help kill bacteria associated with bad breath.

  3. 3

    Drink a glass of green tea or lemonade. According to, lemonade and green tea help get rid of bad breath from onions or garlic.

  4. 4

    Chew gum. According to WebMD and, chewing gum increases your saliva that helps break down the bacteria that causes bad breath.

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