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Apple, lettuce found effective at battling garlic breath

Garlic can be a great ingredient to add flavor to foods, but the garlic breath is a problem.

Scientists at Ohio State University, however, say what you eat after a garlicky meal could make a difference.

They tested the effectiveness of a variety of foods in eliminating garlic odor.

While water and green tea had no impact, eating raw apples, fresh mint and even lettuce decreased garlic breath.

Experts say compounds in these foods called phenols, help break down the strong smell of garlic.