If you are planning a romantic Italian dinner tomorrow evening then you may want to consider consuming a glass of milk alongside your food. Researchers from the department of Food Science at Ohio State University found that drinking milk while eating garlic-heavy food can reduce malodorous breath associated with garlic consumption.
Whole milk is the most effective but semi-skimmed and skimmed milk will help too! Garlic is an excellent source of magnesium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, selenium and is associated with heart health.
By drinking milk with your Valentine’s Day dinner you can take care of your heart while making sure that you have the best chance of a successful romantic evening too.
Reference: Hansanugrum A, Barringer SA, Effect of Milk on the Deodorisation of Malodorous Breath after Garlic Ingestion, Journal of Food Science, 2010, 75(6): c549.