Q: I love garlic to flavor foods and roasted garlic with pasta and a little margarine is good. However,how do I prevent the odor of garlic coming through my skin?
A: When fresh garlic is cut, a reaction occurs that causes its very pungent odor to be released. Roasting whole garlic cloves may help to reduce its pungency. Drinking plenty of fluids throughout the day may help to alleviate some of the odor . However, we are unaware of any highly successful methods.