Curing Garlic Breath

Written by: Jon Barron

In Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream,Bottom says, “Most dear actors, eat no onions nor garlic, for we are to utter sweet breath.” In a similar vein, Cervantes had Don Quixote admonish his sidekick, Sancho Panza, “Do not eat garlic or onions, for their smell will reveal that you are a peasant.” Not to mention the fact that if you’re dating a vampire from “Twilight,” you absolutely don’t want to be eating garlic. Clearly the problem of garlic breath has been with us for centuries. So it doubtless comes as a relief to collective humanity that researchers from Ohio State University have found a definitive method for reducing garlic breath: drinking milk. >

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