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Is Eating Garlic Good for You?

Posted By: Simran    On : 11 July 2020

Why Eating Garlic Clove on an Empty Stomach, Good for You | Article By Shubi Husain

Eating garlic on an empty stomach actually transforms it into a powerful natural antibiotic. It becomes more effective when you take it before breakfast, since the bacteria is exposed and defenseless. The allicin in garlic has a strong bacteriostatic effect which helps cure infections faster. It works as a very strong antibiotic, making it essentially a natural and healthy filter for your stomach.


Garlic is best eaten crushed, whether raw or cooked. Crushing damages the cells and allicin is released. Garlic destroys free radicals due to its anti-oxidant properties, but it should be consumed within an hour or two of activating the allicin (by crushing or mincing the garlic) to get the full potential health benefits.<.p>

Heat can destroy allicin and its resulting sulfur containing compounds. So recipes that call for cooking garlic at high heat for long periods of time cancel out most of its healthy boost.

To benefit the protective effects of garlic, you should at least have 2 medium sized garlic cloves everyday.


There are studies to show that garlic can cause side effects to those who are taking medication for Aids / HIV and people who are undergoing chemotherapy. Therefore you need to take care of this and check before you continue consuming it.

Pregnant women and breast feeding mothers should avoid extra dose of garlic.

Garlic can irritate the gastrointestinal tract. Hence if you have heartburn, acid reflux or an ulcer problem be careful with the amount else it could make the condition worse

People who have bleeding disorders should avoid extra garlic in their diets as garlic might prolong bleeding. Stop taking garlic at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

Garlic can lower blood pressure so people with Low BP should be cautious in taking extra dose of garlic.

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