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Old 04-23-2008, 11:52 PM   #21
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I've found that rubbing lemon juice on my fingers takes away the garlic odor, as well as shrimp odor after peeling shrimp.
Good tip, thanks!

I use a good body spray like Axe when DW says she can smell it on me, it helps sometimes but not all the time. Sometimes there is just no way around it, and when I think I am going to make something that may lead to garlic smell, well I don't plan it next to or at a social event LOL.
Citrus Burst Listerine also seems to help the breath, but I have heard of the parsley sprigs before as well.
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Old 04-24-2008, 05:16 PM   #22
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i used to worry, too, sean. now i eat garlic often, & love that way better than avoiding garlic. i chew gum. as geebs said, parsley works, as well, from what they say.
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Old 04-24-2008, 05:21 PM   #23
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MY DH loves garlic and so do I. We eat alot of it and I don't think we stink at all. At least no one has ever said so.
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:48 PM   #24
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MY DH loves garlic and so do I. We eat alot of it and I don't think we stink at all. At least no one has ever said so.
Were they upwind? Just teasing. As someone said, I don't think it affects everyone the same way. I know we don't usually have a problem.

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Old 04-24-2008, 08:55 PM   #25
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I just don't eat it or cook with it because I don't like it well enough to live with the lingering smell. I also avoid restaurants that are heavy-handed with the garlic.

This thread is really interesting. I didn't realize that not everyone has lingering garlic breath or the smell on their skin but it makes sense that individual body chemistry would make it different for all of us.
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:59 PM   #26
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Buck and I love garlic and we use, between the two of us, at least one whole head per week. Sometimes 2 or more per week. Never had any problem with garlic breath or garlic smell from our skin. Love roasted garlic spread on homemade baguette. Yum. So nutty and sweet.
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I once read some where that if you put a clove of garlic under your feet your whole body will reek of garlic.
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Old 04-24-2008, 09:31 PM   #28
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I read somewhere that it acts as a 'performance' enhancer for men as long as it is consumed raw. I have no idea if that is urban legend or not, but I consume plenty of it raw and cooked and never had any complaints.
About the smell, that is...
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Old 04-24-2008, 09:35 PM   #29
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I read somewhere that it acts as a 'performance' enhancer for men as long as it is consumed raw. I have no idea if that is urban legend or not, but I consume plenty of it raw and cooked and never had any complaints.
About the smell, that is...
Reeeally! I never knew this but I'm definitely going to file this little tidbit of information away for further consideration!
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Old 04-24-2008, 09:41 PM   #30
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Garlic is very good for the cardiovascular system---some of the mouthwashes that are designed to inhibit sulfur compounds (more $, too) seem to help with strong mouth odors. Also, Gillette makes a great deoderant/antiperspirant that goes by the name "Clinical Strength" which is also more expensive the regulars. But I don't know if you can find these products in the Netherlands or not. It's active ingredients are aluminum zirconioum trichlorohydrex and anhydrous Gly 20%.
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