Dr. Ginsburg: garlic stimulates digestion and reduces gas formation On the air of the program “On the most important” on the TV channel “Russia 1”, he spoke about its benefits for digestion. Available on YouTube.
Garlic has a dual effect, Ginzburg said: it stimulates digestion and is antibacterial and therefore reduces gas production. “Food, on the one hand, reaches the stomach devoid of sugars and fatty acids, to which bacteria react especially violently with their growth, and on the other hand, their quantity becomes normal,” the specialist explained.
His co-head physician Sergey Agapkin also told how to enhance the positive effect of garlic on digestion. He recommended to use it in its pure form: divide the clove into 4 parts and swallow it like a pill. “If you take and swallow a piece of garlic, it passes almost undigested through the small intestine, enters the large intestine, and there essential oils will have an antibacterial effect,” the doctor explained.
Earlier, Dr. Myasnikov dispelled the myth about the benefits of garlic. There is a common misconception that eating garlic can lower cholesterol levels, he said, but it hasn't been scientifically proven.