What are the health benefits of consuming garlic on an empty stomach?

Among the properties of garlic, elements such as manganese, selenium, fiber, vitamin B6 and vitamin C, among others, stand out.
Among the properties of garlic, elements such as manganese, selenium, fiber, vitamin B6 and vitamin C, among others, stand out.

Various medical and scientific journals have published studies highlighting the benefits of consuming raw garlic.

One of the best allies to maintain good health is diet, especially through certain foods that contribute, for example, to regulate sugar levels in the body, provide nutrients and improve one of the most important brain functions as is memory.

One of the foods that fulfill the above functions is garlic, a potent flavor ingredient that is used by millions of people in the kitchen and is packed with nutrients that support health.

The website specialized in health issues Healthline , cited by the newspaper El País , included garlic as one of the most important vegetables, especially if people consume it raw on an empty stomach, as the body will receive a large component of manganese, selenium , fiber, vitamin B6 and vitamin C, among other properties.

Although the consumption of garlic does not guarantee that people will stop getting sick forever or that their health is ideal from one day to the next, nutrition experts do recommend including it in the diet to begin to see changes gradually, in addition to follow a comprehensive and balanced diet.

However, some people avoid consuming garlic because of its strong characteristic odor that can remain in the mouth for several hours, generating a sensation of bad breath. In these cases, the Journal of Food Science recommends chewing mint, lettuce or apple leaves after consuming raw garlic.

Here are some of the main benefits of consuming raw garlic on an empty stomach , based on studies published by scientific, medical and specialized journals.

Prevents cardiovascular problems

One of the main benefits of garlic consumption is that it reduces the risk of blood pressure problems, something that generally worries hypertensive people.

A study published by the scientific journal Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry came to that conclusion in which its consumption is recommended to prevent heart attacks or strokes.

It is also recommended to consume raw garlic on an empty stomach to increase the levels of HDL (good) cholesterol, while reducing the levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.

Regulates sugar levels

The medical journal Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity published a study in which it was determined that diabetic patients who consumed garlic on an empty stomach to complement their respective treatment showed a considerable reduction in their glucose levels.

In this sense, the consumption of garlic on an empty stomach can be a habit of great benefit for this type of patient or for those who are at risk of suffering from diabetes, although it is always recommended to define the diet in conjunction with a professional.

Improve memory

An article published in the specialized journal The Journal of Nutrition showed that the consumption of garlic on an empty stomach increases the body’s antioxidant enzymes, that is, those responsible for protecting cells that prevent oxidative damage.

This means that the consumption of garlic contributes to less damage in this oxidation process, which reduces the risk of suffering from neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia , in addition to the fact that the results of the research indicate that garlic is capable of to promote cognitive functions.

Serves as an anti-inflammatory

The medical journal Journal of Medicinal Food published research that shows that garlic can combat inflammation processes, as it incorporates elements such as diallyl disulfide that are used to naturally treat arthritis.

However, for such needs it is recommended to consume raw garlic as fresh as possible, as a study published by Food and Chemical Toxicology has shown that exposure of this food to heat impairs its benefits.

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