Garlic is called the cure for thousands of diseases. National cuisine from Mediterranean to Russian use it as a seasoning. Known and cosmetic masks on the basis of garlic. It is a component of many folk remedies for diseases, and even the basis of a couple of diets. However, some people feel discomfort after eating garlic. Ah and quite a small number of citizens – even pain in heart of. Let's see if garlic is so effective and useful, should everyone really eat it?
Benefits of garlic
We All know that garlic is useful for the prevention of influenza, colds. Recommend it to eat and those who are already sick to restore normal immunity as soon as possible. For prevention, you need to eat one garlic clove with an evening meal. Prefer garlic in the middle of the day? "Chew" a sprig of fresh parsley, it is best eliminates "garlic, the mighty spirit."
For those who want to use useful properties of garlic to protect against atherosclerosis and improve heart you will be "the garlic recipe".
- Chop 1 kg of garlic and pour 1 liter of vodka. Insist in a dark place for 40 days, strain. Use 1 drop of tincture per 1 kg of weight strictly in the morning on an empty stomach.
If you have liver problems or a tendency to alcoholism, this recipe cannot be used. There is an option with garlic juice – squeeze the juice from one head of garlic, the dosage is similar to "vodka". The last recipe is healthier, but technically feasible, only if you have a quality juicer.
Garlic for weight loss
Use garlic and for slimming and normalization of metabolism. Some authors simply advise to eat one clove of garlic a day when you sit on a low-calorie diet, while others recommend adding it to almost all dishes.
However, you should know that the garlic does not burn calories, and does not eliminate the consequences of overeating. Yes, you will strengthen the immune system and diversify diet food, but the independent effect of weight loss from eating garlic can not wait.
When garlic is harmful?
So many people think that traditional recipes of health and beauty are harmless " in any number." Actually, that's not true. For all its benefits, garlic is a rather aggressive vegetable, rich in volatile phytoncides. That's what kills germs. But in addition to this useful mission, they can irritate the mucous membranes of the stomach, intestines, eyes, nose. Especially active in this respect garlic drops in the nose. If you have redness and the slightest allergic reaction, it is necessary to choose a less natural, but softer drops from the pharmacy.
The Harm of garlic is, that after contact with its juice mucous membranes of the nasopharynx lose their properties and become a real "target" for microbes. That is why the garlic better to crush and smell, but not to dig, and especially not to lay in the nose.
As for the pain in the heart, this phenomenon does exist in case of overdose of garlic products. Special caution should be observed high blood pressure and tachycardia. Most often, pain and possible the harm to health is caused not only by garlic intake, but also by unsuccessful food combinations.
- Strongly should not to drink coffee and its robust tea, if you abuse garlic recipes. It is necessary to abandon the anti-cold agents with Echinacea and immunomodulators.
Unambiguously garlic is contraindicated those who have gastritis with high acidity of gastric juice, gastric ulcer and other gastrointestinal diseases that do not allow acute food intake.
In any case, the contraindications should be consulted with a doctor before using the recipes of traditional medicine, because the reactions of the body are sometimes unpredictable. We recommend you to read the article about the use of quail eggs.
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