Bad Garlic Breath and other Side-Effects of Eating Too Much Garlic

Is it possible to eat too much garlic?

Definitely, yes! Garlic contains aggressive agents that fight a wide range of infections. The average recommended dose is 1-3 cloves of garlic daily. If you eat more than this, you may suffer several side-effects.

What are the side effects of eating too much garlic?

Eating too much garlic may cause:

  • problems in your digestive system, e.g. upset stomach, gas, diarrhea.
  • nausea,
  • body odor and bad garlic breath,
  • allergic reactions.

How to get rid of garlic breath?

It is impossible to get rid of garlic breath. Garlic contains sulfur that has unpleasant smell. When you eat garlic, sulfur is absorbed through the intestinal wall into the bloodstream.  Then it is delivered to the lungs to be exhaled. As it is impossible to “clean” your blood from sulfur, you will suffer from bad garlic breath all day long. Toothpastes, mouthwash, chewing gums, candies can only give a short-term effect.

Is it safe to eat garlic during pregnancy?

Yes, garlic is safe and beneficial for pregnant women if it is not consumed in large amount. Garlic has antibacterial and antiviral properties that help to enhance immunity and mother’s health.

Enjoy the health benefits of garlic! And remember – garlic is a condiment, not food!

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