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Old 04-21-2008, 03:03 PM   #1
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Social implications of garlic

Has anyone information re: the time required for the social effects of garlic to evanesce for different "doses"?

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Nope. I just make sure everyone close to me eats the same thing so the aroma cancels out.
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Nope. I just make sure everyone close to me eats the same thing so the aroma cancels out.


Does it work like that or are you all just equally repulsed by each other?
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Old 04-21-2008, 03:15 PM   #4
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Every person is different. There is no set time that the effects wear off.
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DH and I both love the aroma of garlic, so there's no problem for us Nothing better than a freshly roasted head of garlic and some toasted crusty bread.
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Every person is different. There is no set time that the effects wear off.


What might be a safe estimate?
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Old 04-21-2008, 03:44 PM   #7
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There really isn't one. It varies from person to person and situation to situation. A person might eat some garlic and not smell from it at all. One week later he might eat it and stink for 2 days. The next week he might eat some and stink for 6 hours.
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It also depends on how and for how long it is cooked and the variety of garlic eaten (some are milder than others).
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Okay, I'll make sure to avoid contact with anyone for at least two days after using garlic (or conversely, wont use garlic unless I wont be in contact with anyone for at least two days... not much garlic for me, then)
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Old 04-21-2008, 03:59 PM   #10
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I think you are worrying about it too much Sean. millions of people eat garlic every day. It generally is not an issue. Do not deprive yourself of this wonderful food on the off chance that you might smell like garlic for a little while.

Eating parsley has been said to help with the smell. Chewing on a coffee bean helps with the odor from your mouth too, but that is kind of unpleasant to do.
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