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How to Get Rid of Onion Breath

How to Get Rid of Onion Breath

Onions are an indispensable ingredients in most of the recipes. However, they can give you a terrible bad breath. Here is how you can eat your onions without worrying about onion breath.
WellnessKeen Staff
Imagine a romantic evening with your special girl. You take her out for a movie, followed by a dinner at your favorite restaurant. Pretty soon it is time to drop her back at her place. Just before you leave, you surprise your girl by scooping her up for a goodbye kiss... and oops! She cringes back as she smells your nasty onion breath and runs away with a quick handshake. A perfect evening has just been ruined, all because of those onions and garlic in your dinner. Such scenes happen all the time. But there are some easy solutions to take care of this problem.

Time Tested Solution to Get Rid of Onion Breath

Mint/ Parsley
One of the most popular solution to take care of onion breath is the herb called mint. You can go in for some minty chews, chewing gums, bubble gums or even some mint flavored tea. Alternately, crush some fresh green leaves of mint or parsley in between your thumb and index finger. Now place the crushed leaves in your mouth and chew the leaves till all the flavored juice trickles in your mouth. Let the juice linger in your mouth before you gulp it with the crushed herbs. You will get an icy cold feel in your mouth and throat and the stench will have vanished.

Sugar is a natural absorbent of bad breath from your mouth. If you were not aware of this, then take a heaped teaspoon of sugar and let it linger in your mouth. You might be tempted to swallow it but don't do that. Hold the sugar granules in your mouth till they naturally dissolve. I know it will make your mouth too sweet but that is much better than smelling like onions.

One common technique to get rid of onion breath is to drink fresh fruit juices with naturally strong flavors such as pineapples, apples, oranges, lemon, etc. Alternately, chew a slice of these fruits and the onion breath will go away just as it came.

Mustard Sauce
Mustard sauce is readily available at homes and in restaurants. All you need is two teaspoons of mustard sauce. Now eat one teaspoonful of sauce and let it linger in your mouth for a few minutes. Swallow it and eat a second teaspoonful. This time, you can gulp it down directly. Mustard is considered the best way to get rid of onion breaths from your mouth as well as from your wind pipe.

Spices like fennel seeds, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon are some of the all time favorite herbal solutions to get rid of the onion stench. All you need to do is carry any one of these spices or all of them in small quantity in your pocket when you go out for a date. You can either eat them whole or in powdered form.

Fresh vegetables like carrots, mushrooms and boiled potatoes have a natural capacity to suck bad breath from your mouth. When eating onion and garlic flavored meal and follow it up by eating some carrots or mashed potatoes. This method is so effective, that it will be a feel good factor for you as well.

Toothpaste and Mouthwash
Use some strong flavored toothpaste and brush your teeth well. Use a flavored mouthwash and gargle at least 5 times to get rid of the onion stench. This not only freshens up your mouth but it is also a mandatory requirement of post dinner dental hygiene.

If you are not planning to be in driver's seat after your dinner, then one easy way is to consume some vodka. Unlike other hard drinks, vodka does not have any aftertaste. It is also effective in freshening your mouth.

Beverages and Dairy Products
Beverages like fruit flavored tea and coffee are extremely useful in getting rid of onion breath. However, do not overdo with consumption of coffee lest you get rid of the onion stench and start smelling like a coffee jar. Some dairy products like plain or flavored yogurt and ice creams make excellent after dinner desserts and help you to get rid of bad breath from your mouth.

Dark Chocolate
It is said that consuming a couple of dark chocolate pieces can do wonders when you are trying to get rid of that post dinner onion breath from your mouth. You may opt for the sweeter version of chocolate too, but it is much more healthier and effective to eat some dark chocolate.

I am sure that you will find these methods really easy as most of these products are easily available at home or in a supermarket around the corner. Before I leave, I wish to suggest that you wash your hands with a fragrant soap and splash some perfume all over your clothing. That will make you completely free from smell of onions and garlic. And now I guarantee that your date will end perfectly!