The Benefits of Eating Garlic on an Empty Stomach

· May 22, 2016
Garlic is popular around the world as a superb spice for adding flavor to many dishes. But aside from its use in the kitchen, it's also famous for its medicinal properties, which can help prevent and treat a large number of diseases.

You might not love its aroma and flavor, but eating garlic has a lot of benefits that make it worth including more often in your diet. It can be even more beneficial to eat it on an empty stomach. Today, we’ll tell you more about this amazing food and how it’s good for you.

What’s the source of garlic’s benefits?

Garlic is originally from Central Asia, and its use in alternative medicine goes all the way back to 300 B.C in India and Ancient Egypt. Century after century, people have been using garlic all over the world to cure various diseases.

The different cultures of the world popularized garlic as a medicinal food that could treat hundreds of health problems (internal and external). Recommended generation after generation, it has been the subject of many scientific studies that prove how useful it is for medical things.

For example, we know that garlic is a powerful natural antibiotic, capable of fighting and eliminating hundreds of microorganisms that cause infection and disease.

Scientists have also shown that it has a positive effect on blood pressure. It can also help treat rheumatoid arthritis, stomach ailments, skin problems, nervous disorders, and loss of vitality, among other things.

On top of all that, it stimulates the circulatory system and improves liver and gallbladder function.

Why is eating garlic on an empty stomach healthier?

eating garlic on an empty stomach

Although you can eat garlic any time in the day, several studies have shown that it’s best to take advantage of its benefits on an empty stomach (after waking up).

The main benefit of eating garlic on an empty stomach is that it boosts its cleansing and detoxifying properties, which help remove toxins and waste from the body. It also helps the body get rid of parasites and prevents typhus.

Long term, eating garlic every day on an empty stomach can protect the body against health problems like diabetes, depression, and certain types of cancer.

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Garlic is rich in antioxidants and nutrients that help strengthen the immune system, preventing infection and disease. Eating it on an empty stomach guarantees you’ll have the defenses to fight off viruses, bacteria, fungi and any other type of microorganism that tries to attack your body.

Remember that you need to eat it raw to get 100% of its benefits. There’s nothing wrong with eating it cooked, but it’s possible that cooking it destroys up to 90% of its health benefits.

It doesn’t taste quite as good when it’s raw, but it’s worth it if you think about the benefits.

How can I detoxify my body by eating garlic on an empty stomach?

The main benefit of eating garlic on an empty stomach is its detoxifying power. Now’s as good a time as any to make a habit of eating raw garlic every day on an empty stomach to cleanse your body. Some people suggest eating up to two cloves, but that’s not a rule.

We recommend starting your day with two tablespoons of finely chopped or crushed garlic to boost its effects and better detoxify your body, in a shorter amount of time.

Afterwards, you can drink a natural detoxifying juice of your choice. Wait 45 minutes before eating breakfast.

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Recommendations

  • If you can’t stand the smell or taste, you can take natural garlic supplements in capsule form. You can find these in health food stores and pharmacies.
  • If you would rather eat it raw, in its natural state, try masking the taste and smell with a little lemon juice or chew on a mint leaf. You’ll still get all the benefits without the bad breath or bad aftertaste.
  • To get its full benefits, you can also start adding it to salads, smoothies, meat dishes, and whatever else you want to make.