Endocrinologist Pavlova: regular garlic will help reduce blood sugar and cholesterol levels

Endocrinologist Zukhra Pavlova said that garlic will help reduce blood sugar and cholesterol levels. She wrote about this in her blog.

“The effect is observed regardless of whether you eat the aromatic cloves fresh or in the form of a powder/extract,” the doctor noted. 

Experts explain this effect of garlic by the fact that it is able to accelerate the synthesis of the organic compound allicin, which normalizes blood circulation, fights microbes and prevents the formation of fats in the liver.

It must be remembered that not everyone tolerates garlic well.

Benefits of garlic:

  • Strong antioxidant. Garlic contains antioxidants that protect the body from free radical damage and reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases (heart disease, cancer).
  • Immune system support. Garlic contains vitamins and minerals that strengthen the immune system.
  • Reduces cholesterol levels. Some studies show that eating garlic may help lower total cholesterol and “bad” cholesterol (LDL) in the blood, which promotes heart health.
  • Antibacterial properties.

Harm of garlic:

  • Food intolerance. Some people may have an intolerance to garlic, which can cause stomach upset, allergic reactions, or headaches.
  • Bad breath.
  • Drug interactions. Garlic can interact with some medications, reducing or distorting their effect.

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Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

Zukhra Pavlova Zukhra Pavlova Medicine endocrinologist