Do you want to make garlic juice? Here you’ll find its easy recipe, its main benefits and what you need to know.
Best of all, it’s one of the quickest drinks to prepare.
Where do we start?
- A blender.
- A knife.
- Large glass or cup.
- 1 garlic clove, peeled and raw.
- 1 cup (250 ml) of water.
Recipe: Garlic juice
This is perhaps one of the simplest recipes available.
- Peel the garlic clove with a knife.
- Then, put it in the blender jar along with the water and process it all for about 30 seconds or until smooth.
Finally, serve the result.
What’s garlic juice good for? – Main benefits
One of the key benefits of garlic is its antioxidant (it fights free radicals which cause oxidative damage on cells), anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial power. This is given by its compounds, such as allicin.
In this sense, according to experts, regular consumption of this food may:
- Lower bad cholesterol (LDL).
- Help avoid blood glucose spikes.
- Prevent cardiovascular diseases and improve circulation.
- In line with the previous point, lower high blood pressure or hypertension.
- Help protect the body from viruses and bacteria. In other words, boost the body’s defenses.
- Protect against certain digestive problems, such as fatty liver.
Does garlic juice work to lose weight?
This drink has almost no calories. It only includes about 4.4 kcal per serving. That is, it may work in diets to achieve a caloric deficit (burn more calories than those ingested). On the other hand, garlic also helps to eliminate fat.
However, it’s key to follow a proper diet and habits to achieve healthy goals. To learn more, visit our post on juices for weight loss.
Warnings and risks / drawbacks
Although it’s many benefits, it’s important not to eat too much garlic (especially if it’s raw).
Its overconsumption may be toxic to the heart, liver and kidneys.
On the other hand, its consumption in normal doses could cause heartburn, diarrhea and more digestive problems, among others.
In addition, this food often has negative interactions with various medications. Remember to consult your doctor before consuming it if you’re taking any drug.
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