Nutrition and DietGarlic intolerance or allergy

Garlic intolerance or allergy

Every time I eat garlic I feel bad: it is usually a very common expression, in sensitive people, with intolerance or allergy to this food. Know its basic symptoms and how to prevent them.

It is usually very common in many people who, after eating garlic (especially raw garlic) tend to feel digestive and stomach problems or discomfort shortly thereafter.

The truth is that we are faced with a fairly common food, widely used in the kitchen to add flavor to sauces, creams and other dishes, its use being common in stir-fry.

Despite its different benefits and properties, the truth is that it becomes one of the main causes not only of bad breath, but also of gastrointestinal problems in people sensitive to its composition.

Why does it make me sick when I eat garlic?

The truth is that garlic intolerance (or the garlic allergy itself) is usually more common than you think. In fact, it is not necessary to have an intolerance to this food for its consumption to pose a serious health problem, especially in sensitive people.

This problem is due to the fructans content in garlic (which we also curiously find in onion), a compound made from a chain of fructose, which are not digested by humans. Although they are tolerated by most people, in others it can cause unpleasant side effects.

Particularly in the case of garlic, it is due to the presence of inulin, which releases fructose during digestion.

What are the symptoms of garlic intolerance? How do I know if I am sensitive to garlic?

If you have eaten a dish in which garlic has been used in its preparation, and after a while you have felt digestive discomfort (and this problem repeats every time you eat something with garlic among its ingredients) you are probably either sensitive to garlic, or present any intolerance and / or allergy.

That is, if your stomach hurts after eating garlic, it is more than likely that your digestive system does not tolerate this food well.

The symptoms are pretty clear:

  • Abdominal pain.
  • Stomach ache.
  • Abdominal distension.
  • Flatulence (gas).
  • Changes in your bowel movements.

What to do when faced with an intolerance to garlic?

Obviously the solution is to completely eliminate garlic from our diet, since our digestive system does not tolerate this food well.

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