Garlic for Gut Health

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For those suffering with IBS, foods such as onions and garlic are stimulants for the gut and can be problematic. Onions and garlic include fructans which can be malabsorbed into the small intestine, causing IBS symptoms such as constipation, diarrhea and bloating. However, as they are a staple to almost every cuisine in the world, many people cannot and don't want to remove them from their diet. They are also optimal for gut health (if you don't have issues digesting them) acting as prebiotic rich, antibacterial/antimicrobial foods.

What You'll Need

  • Black Garlic

What You'll Do

  • If you do suffer from IBS, try removing them for a few weeks and see how you feel.
  • Explore different types of cooking and cuisines that don't involve using a lot of onion and garlic.
  • Try using alternatives such as black garlic, which has increased polyphenols, flavanoids and anthocyanins which can aid with its digestion.
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