A 33-year-old male asked:
Silly question but are there any health benefits to having peppermint candies? i notice at times a restaurant or food joint hand them out with orders.
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Pathology 44 years experience
Here's why: Eating a peppermint after a meal absorbs or masks the odor of the food on the breath. In india, people eat anise and fennel seeds for the same reason.
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
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Pathology 49 years experience
No benefit: There is no health benefit to be gained from candies, any candies.
Have a healthy diet, exercise, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, and get HPV vaccine. Wish you good health!
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Last updated Nov 12, 2018
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