Is garlic a probiotic? Well, the short answer is yes, but do you know how to use it for protecting your probiotic flora and for also increasing your gastrointestinal health?
This is what I’m going to show you in this post.
The first thing you need to understand about garlic is that in some in vitro studies it has been shown to slow down and even destroy some strands of probiotics, however, I don’t want you to worry about this, and although this may be opposite of what you want to achieve, I assure you that garlic is going to increase your probiotic flora tremendously, in fact, garlic has been proven scientifically to be extremely helpful for your gastrointestinal system and for your cardiovascular health as well.
Anyway, let’s talk now about how to use garlic for increasing your probiotic flora healthily.
- The first thing you need to understand is that relying on garlic alone isn’t going to help you a lot!
In fact, garlic can be considered as poison for your probiotic flora and bacteria!
Yes, you have read correctly, garlic can be considered as a danger, it can harm these bacteria, however, what’s amazing about garlic is that it’s also dangerous for bad bacteria!
In other words, it’s going to wipe them out, while it’s going to reinforce your probiotic flora and leave room for it to grow.
And that’s why a good diet is very important.
Trust me, most of us don’t consume healthy foods on a daily basis, we tend to consume foods that are very low in fibers and also very rich in processed sugars and elements!
And let me remind you that fiber is the most essential nutrient for your probiotic gut flora, in other words, if you don’t give your good bacteria what to eat, then, garlic is going to destroy it no matter what you do.
The best thing for you to do is to consume on a daily basis lots of whole wheat products, beans, berries, fruits, vegetables, and most importantly, onion and garlic.
Trust me, they contain lots of fiber that’s going to be consumed by your probiotic flora, in other words, they are going to digest and eat it to grow and release wonderful hormones and healthy chemical compound and essential fatty acids in your blood stream which are going to help you and increase your physical health and energy levels all day long.
- So, what to do in order to increase your probiotic flora using garlic?
Follow this simple technique:
Every day, I want you to crush three peeled garlic cloves, mince them, and swallow using lots of water, and trust me, if you don’t consume a healthy diet that’s rich in fibers, garlic is only going to destroy your gut flora and cause you so many other troubles, so, just eat the foods I just mentioned some few lines ago, they are more than enough to increase your gut flora and protect your health.