Getting Rid of Garlic/Onion Smell and Aroma
January 6, 2013 6:42 PM Subscribe
The aroma and flavor that garlic and onion in any form yield stay in my system way longer than reasonable. I need to be able to eat these two foods to help my immune system and my sinuses function better, but I can't stand the aftermath anymore (and now that I have a boyfriend again, I'm extra sensitive to yucky breath and stuff). What can I eat or drink to counteract these side effects so I can keep onions and garlic in my diet?
posted by These Birds of a Feather to food & drink (12 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Brushing my teeth, chewing gum, and drinking lots of water with lemon only have a nominal effect.
When I say longer than reasonable, I mean that I taste and smell like garlic and/or onion for 1 to 2 days after eating either.
It's impacting oral sex. (Yes, I have verified that abstaining from garlic and onion makes me taste sweet and delicious. If I've had either the day of or day before sex, I taste like it. This is bad news bears for me for obvious reasons.)
Is there something obvious I'm missing?