Garlic is such a sneaky little bulb. One minute it's making your food taste sooooooo good, then moments later it's torturing everyone within a 3-foot radius of your mouth. But science has, finally, hallelujah, praise Jesus, found a solution to garlic breath using common household foods. A recent study found that chewing on some raw lettuce or an apple will help reduce the stench of garlic on your breath.
The study, published in the Journal of Food Science, suggests raw lettuce and raw apples reduce the concentration of "aroma volatiles" (aka STANK) in your breath by up to 50% within 30 minutes. Cooked apple, apple juice, and cooked or heated lettuce may also be effective, the study found.