Did you know that eating garlic on an empty stomach is one of the best ways to better your overall health? Namely, this is because garlic is rich in nutrients like fiber, vitamin C, and B6, calcium, and potassium. What’s more, the National Cancer Institute has recognized the anti-cancer properties of garlic.
Garlic has anti-cancer properties due to the presence of antioxidants which eliminate free radicals. The other health benefits of garlic are less oxidative stress, reduced blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels, prevention of atherosclerosis, stabilized blood sugar levels, improved impotence, prevention of yeast infections, improvement of the body’s absorption of minerals, less fat deposits in the liver, prevention of osteoarthritis, stronger immunity, decreased flu and cold symptoms, etc.
Why should garlic be consumed on an empty stomach?
According to experts, garlic is most beneficial when eaten on an empty stomach since this is the period when bacteria are overexposed and unable to defend themselves. Nevertheless, not everyone is able to consume garlic on an empty stomach. Therefore, below, you can take a look at another option, that is, a recipe for oven roasted garlic.
First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In the meantime, remove the outer layer of the garlic and cut off the bulb’s top. Next, lay the clove flat on a piece of tin foil and place an equally-sized piece of parchment paper on the foil’s top and then put the garlic onto the parchment paper.
Then, sprinkle a bit of olive oil onto the bulbs and wrap them in the foil. When the oven has heated, put them in and roast them for an hour. When the hour has passed, unwrap the garlic and leave it to cool down. Gently squeeze the bulbs to remove the cloves.