Garlic is a spice that is widely grown and known in different parts of the world. It is related to onions and chives. It is also a herb that is widely used for the treatment of various medical conditions related to the heart.
Did you know that eating too much garlic can also cause some health problems? Garlic is a very common ingridient in many households to enhance food flavour but people don't know the downsides of eating too much of it.
That's why in this article, I aim to expose you to the health consequences of consuming too much garlic.
Below are 10 things that happen to your body when you eat too much garlic;
Taking garlic when your stomach is empty can result in diarrhoea. This is because garlic possesses gas forming compounds like sulphur that often triggers diarrhoea.
2. Nausea, heartburn and vomiting
Taking garlic on an empty stomach according to research can lead to heart burn, nausea and vomiting.
3. Bad for the liver
The liver is a very essential organ in our body because it is responding for total body purification. Studies have revealed that garlic contains a compound known as allicin that can damage the liver if it's in large quantity.
4. Can increase bleeding
Garlic is naturally a blood thinner so consuming large quantities of it with other blood thinning drugs like aspirin may increase the risk of internal bleeding.
5. Bad odour
We all know garlic has a foul smell that can lead to a very bad breath if consumed too much. The odour is due to the sulphur present in it.
6. Can cause dizziness
Experts say eating garlic excessively can lower blood pressure and lead to several related symptoms like dizziness.
7. Not proper for pregnant and nursing women
Pregnant women shouldn't take garlic as it is known to increase the risk of labour induction. Nursing mothers should also avoid it because it alters the taste of milk.
Garlic can cause other risks like excess sweating and causing vision changes if consumed in excess so know that you know, do not be ignorant.
Disclaimer: The information provided in the article is generic and according to research. Consult your doctor or medical personnel if you have any doubts.
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