Have you ever experienced a stomach ache after eating garlic?
When eating garlic, some people may experience abdominal discomfort or severe pain. Adding too much garlic to your food can actually cause nausea, cramps, vomiting, and other digestive acids issues. This often happens to sensitive stomachs.
If you typically eat four to five cloves of garlic per day, be aware that it may upset your stomach.
I took a cooking class in Rome, and I learned an interesting fact from my Italian instructor. He informed us that if you eat the middle green part of garlic, that it will make your stomach gurgle and feel unpleasant.
So, now every time I cook garlic, I always remove the middle sprouting part.
To remove the green sprouting part, cut the garlic in half-length wise and then peel out the middle. The end result should look like this…(image below).
How to fight garlic allergy or Intolerance?
Many adults, do suffer from asthma that are caused by short exposure to certain types of chemicals, dust and pollution during their daily lives.
For the purpose of this post, we will talk about garlic allergies.
Some people when eating at restaurants or friend’s houses they may consume foods that are very high in fructans which you wouldn’t know or thought about it. So, always ask.
As with all food intolerances, garlic symptoms are highly different from person to person. But all can be avoided.
Be aware if you are asthmatic with frequent shortness of breath when closely exposed to raw garlic. The reason being is: dust. You walk through a market or supermarket alley, and suddenly you feel tired and/or have some difficulty to breath.
This may trigger a serious asthma attack and can quickly escalate if not treated due to other types of dust around you.
Another potential complication from a garlic allergy is anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially fatal allergic reaction. But be reassured this is quite rare.
A very low percentage of humans will suffer from anaphylaxis (thanks God for that) which can be caused by garlic allergy. Experts say that it’s more likely to occur from exposure to raw garlic bunches.
You can read on Dr.Axe’ post and discover how to create some natural home remedies. To fight this unwanted and nasty condition.
What are your thoughts on garlic in general? Do you have any intolerances or digestive issues? Example: reflux, bloated, bloating gas, etc.
Please share your comments below, so others can learn from it.