Are Onions and Garlic Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
Garlic and onions are staples for many home cooks. But do these plants actually add any health benefits to your dishes? Or are they purely for flavor? People who try to eat colorful fruits and vegetables in order to get a wide range of vitamins and minerals may think that pale foods like onions and garlic don’t offer many nutrients. But although they may not look like nutritional powerhouses, experts say they are. Onions of all colors (including white) are good sources of vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium and folate, while garlic is rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6, thiamin, potassium, calcium, phosphorous, copper and ma...
Source: TIME: Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

What ’s the Best Way to Get Rid of a Bad Aftertaste?
Ordering a dish loaded with garlic or onions can be a commitment. The flavors can linger on the tongue long after a meal is over, no matter how many breath mints you pop. But what actually causes a bad aftertaste — and is there any way to get rid of it? Cordelia Running, director of the Saliva, Perception, Ingestion and Tongues (SPIT) lab at Purdue University, says that aftertastes are generally caused by “little bits of the actual flavor stimuli that might hang around”: physical remnants of food that get caught in the mouth, for example, or molecules that remain in the saliva or mucus. Potent foods, suc...
Source: TIME: Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Check your spice rack for these 10 gut-healthy spices
(Natural News) Certain foods, like apples and yogurt, can improve your digestion. But aside from these beneficial foods, some spices like cardamom and garlic can relieve digestive problems. Boost your digestive health with spices Several studies have determined that various many spices stimulate the liver, which helps the organ secrete bile with a higher percentage of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Gynaes Warn Women Against Using Garlic On Infections
[Nairobi News] Top gynaecologists in the country have warned women against using garlic for yeast infections, citing risk for further infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Do not put garlic in your vagina for yeast infections, gynaecologist urges women
Dr Jen Gunter, based in California, said there is no evidence to support the home remedy for yeast infections. It could lead to the growth of toxic bacteria which can be life-threatening. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating raw garlic could help keep your memory sharp in old age
Scientists at the University of Louisville found that when they fed 'older' mice a raw garlic compound, their gut health, short- and long-term memories improved, suggesting it could help older humans. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hold The Garlic: A Manhattan Startup Delivers Gut-Friendly Meals To The Digestively Challenged
Manhattan-based Epicured prepares and delivers chef prepared meals that follow the low-FODMAP diet for people with digestive disorders. The food-as-medicine startup counts Mount Sinai Health System among its investors and strategic partners. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robin D. Schatz, Contributor Source Type: news

Cooking with the "stinking rose": The 7 health benefits of garlic
(Natural News) Because of its bud-like appearance yet pungent smell, garlic gained the nickname “stinking rose.” This bulb is not only a staple in cooking, it is also revered for its medicinal properties. Here are seven evidence-based health benefits that garlic offers: Garlic slashes your risk of heart attack and stroke by half Eating garlic is good for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Natural cures for Lyme disease: Essential oils from garlic and other herbs
(Natural News) Most people use essential oils as a mood booster or stress reliever. But according to a study, a potent mix of essential oils from various herbs and medicinal plants can help eliminate the bacteria that cause Lyme disease. The study, which was published in the journal Antibiotics, was conducted by researchers from the Johns Hopkins... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aged garlic is incredibly good for your heart
(Natural News) The greatest bane of health and life in the United States can be prevented by consuming a common kitchen herb. Heart disease can be avoided by eating aged garlic, which contains natural compounds that support the healthy functions of the cardiovascular system. Aged garlic exerts a number of beneficial effects that benefit the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to treat a cold or flu at home
Most people can treat colds and the flu with rest and home remedies, such as garlic, honey, and zinc. Learn more about home remedies for colds and the flu here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

What do garlic and white onion have in common? Both can lower blood pressure and prevent diabetes
(Natural News) Garlic and onions are commonly used as ingredients to add flavor to foods; they are also known for improving health as they contain many natural antioxidants, such as polyphenols. In a study published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements, garlic, white onion, and purple onion were proven to exhibit powerful antioxidant activities which are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Onions and garlic could protect against cancer
According to a recent study, eating more allium vegetables, such as garlic and onions, might reduce the risk of developing colorectal cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Consuming garlic and onions may lower colorectal cancer risk
(Wiley) Consumption of allium vegetables -- which include garlic, leeks, and onions -- was linked with a reduced risk of in colorectal cancer in a study of men and women in China. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 21, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Eat lots of onions, leeks and garlic to slash your chance of getting deadly bowel cancer
Eating 35lb of allium vegetables a year could reduce your bowel cancer risk, a study claims. It found that people that ate the most had a 79 per cent reduced risk of the cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Burns due to application of raw garlic to the feet as a home remedy for fever - Strickler L, Harjo T.
We present an illustrative case of unintentional burns to the feet of a 15-month-old child following the application of raw garlic as a home remedy for fever. We provide an overview of the historical medicinal uses of garlic as well as its unintended adver... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Fascinating study finds that men who eat 4 cloves of garlic per day smell more attractive to women
(Natural News) While eating garlic can make your breath smell bad, it apparently can make you more appealing — if you’re a man, that is. A 2015 study published in Appetite Journal concluded that garlic may make men smell more attractive to women by altering their body odor. “Certainly, breath odor plays a crucial role in most... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Garlic chemical burn: 2 unique pediatric cases involving whole garlic and wart treatment - Schimmel J, Camarena-Michel A, Hoyte C.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The top 10 immune system KILLERS of all time
(Natural News) Most health-conscious consumers know about all kinds of foods, herbs, and supplements that boost the immune system naturally. From Vitamins D, C, and B12, to turmeric and garlic, and from probiotic-rich foods to medicinal mushrooms, you don’t have to break your wallet or empty your purse just to give your immune system that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is there a link between garlic and HIV?
Garlic does have antiviral properties, but can it help people with HIV? In this article, we look at the research, including whether or not it interacts with HIV medications. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV and AIDS Source Type: news

Scientists find GARLIC may treat lingering Lyme disease
(Natural News) Lyme disease can be difficult to treat. If caught early, a round of antibiotics can clear up the infection and resolve symptoms, but that isn’t always the case. Roughly 10 to 20 percent of sufferers go on to experience ongoing symptoms like joint pain and fatigue. Known as persistent Lyme infection, it can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: These 10 essential oils can kill persistent Lyme disease
A new study finds that essential oils from garlic cloves, myrrh trees, thyme leaves, and several other herbs can kill forms of Lyme disease bacteria. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Essential oils from garlic and other herbs kill 'persister' Lyme disease bacteria
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Oils from garlic and several other common herbs and medicinal plants show strong activity against the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, according to a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gemini Food Corporation Conducts Voluntary Recall of Imperial Taste Fried Red Onions and Fried Garlic Due to Undeclared Wheat
Gemini Food Corporation has voluntarily recalled all Imperial Taste Fried Red Onions& Fried Garlic canisters as a precautionary measure because it ’s missing an allergen statement and the ingredient panel does not include wheat. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 29, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Aged garlic extract balances your cholesterol levels, study finds
(Natural News) Garlic contains many health benefits that people swear by, but there’s also something to be said about aged garlic and its unique therapeutic properties. In fact, aged garlic is better at managing a person’s cholesterol levels than raw garlic, as noted by scientists from Nanyang Polytechnic in Singapore. The study, which appeared in the Journal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fermented garlic may be the answer to obesity prevention, researchers discover
(Natural News) Millions of people suffer from the consequences of obesity — even though they are largely preventable. Following a healthy diet and exercising regularly are just some of the natural ways to prevent them from occurring. One natural way to prevent obesity is by consuming garlic extract fermented by lactic acid bacteria, according to a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One of the best antibiotics is right in your kitchen and it's far better than conventional drugs
(Natural News) Garlic is a great example of a food whose symbolism and meaning are founded on facts. Ancient civilizations believed the odorous bulb to be a symbol of protection (be it from demons or vampires) and indeed, modern science is stating that garlic displays an impressive array of benefits, not least of which is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Garlic the master medicine: Scientists find a compound in the herb that can destroy resistant bacteria
(Natural News) Some say garlic elevates savory dishes, while others avoid it like the plague. However, if you tend to shy away from eating garlic, you might want to think twice as studies show it works remarkably well at killing resistant bacteria and fighting chronic infections. Closely related to vegetables with pronounced flavors like onions,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

15 foods that contain zinc, an essential mineral
(Natural News) Zinc is an essential mineral – the human body needs enough zinc so the immune system can fight off different kinds of bacteria and viruses. To prevent zinc deficiency, which may cause slow growth in young children, consume foods that are full of zinc, such as garlic or almonds. The video below, which was uploaded... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One of nature's best medicine, garlic is better at removing parasites in your body than conventional drugs
(Natural News) People have used garlic for thousands of years, whether it’s to add spice to a dish or treat various diseases. If a study in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine is to be believed, the well-known herb can also treat a parasitic infection called schistosomiasis. The chronic condition, which also goes by snail fever, is caused by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Medicinal Values of Allium Herbs
[Guardian] Allium is the generic name given to a group of herbs like onions, garlic, leeks, chives and shallots. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tap Into the Health Powers of Garlic
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 -- As scientists look more deeply into the effects of diet on health, they're finding that more and more everyday foods offer benefits that go well beyond making dishes tastier. Garlic, an ingredient found in almost every... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Improve your heart health with aged garlic extract
(Natural News) Using aged garlic extract can keep cardiovascular diseases at bay, thanks to its ability to prevent platelet aggregation, suggests a study in the Journal of Natural Medicines. In the study, researchers from Japan looked at the effect of aged garlic extract on the functional property of platelet. Platelet aggregation is the clumping together of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Garlic and bitter kola found to be effective at treating respiratory infections
(Natural News) A combination of bitter kola (Garcinia kola) and garlic (Allium sativum) extracts may contain antimicrobial properties, according to researchers from the University of Nigeria. The study, which as published in the IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology, was conducted to investigate the effects of the plants’ extracts on known respiratory pathogens when... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The powerful medicinal potential of four little-known superfoods
(Natural News) You have probably heard of superfoods like garlic, ginger, and turmeric. But there are many other foods and herbs with powerful healing properties that are far from popular. An article in Waking Times covers four of the most promising groups of unknown superfoods. Medicinal mushrooms are excellent means of improving vitality and restoring... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Try this instead of oysters: Garlic chives are a natural way to increase libido and treat erectile dysfunction
(Natural News) Food doesn’t just affect your physical health, it can influence your sexual health as well. Oysters, walnuts, and strawberries are just a few foods believed to improve the libido. There are several more out there that aren’t as well-known but are no less effective, and garlic chives are one of them. Practitioners of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CONFIRMED: Eating lots of onion, garlic, and ginger improves your health
(Natural News) Onion (Allium cepa), garlic (Allium sativum), and ginger (Zingiber officinale) are common spices that are added to our food, but they are more than just that. A study conducted by researchers from Noakhali Science and Technology University, Atish Dipankar University of Science and Technology, and Bangladesh National Herbarium have proven that these spices have potential... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What prebiotic foods should people eat?
Prebiotics work with probiotics in the body to promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut. Many prebiotic foods are suitable for vegans, including almonds, savoy cabbage, garlic, chicory, and leeks. In this article, learn more about the best prebiotic foods for vegans. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Start your fall planting with garlic and tulips
(Natural News) It’s that time of year when mornings start becoming a little cooler, and the smell of cinnamon and pumpkin wafts through the air. It can only mean one thing: Fall is upon us – and for gardeners, another great time for planting. People will never run out of uses for garlic. It’s an essential ingredient in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Garlic found to help fight acute illness AND chronic disease through its support of the immune system
(Natural News) Researchers from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have found that aged garlic extract can significantly reduce inflammation among obese patients. Their findings, published online in the latest edition of Clinical Nutrition ESPEN, highlight the importance of a healthy diet — one that includes a variety of foods including... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Time for a second serving: Garlic and onions reduce the effects of a high-fat diet
(Natural News) For thousands of years, cultures around the world have recognized and utilized the amazing healing benefits of garlic and onions. As far back as 1500 B.C., the Egyptians prescribed garlic to treat a multitude of ailments, including everything from abnormal growths and parasitic infections, to a general feeling of being mentally or physically... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grouper with tomato-olive sauce
Here, the grouper is simmered in a rich sauce of garlic, tomatoes, capers, green olives and chilies. If you don't like grouper, any firm, white-fleshed fish will do. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Garlic cauliflower potato mash
(Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day)
Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day - August 28, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Is Guacamole Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
Guacamole has a solid reputation as a crowdpleaser, for sports fans and health nuts alike. Even the Aztecs indulged in ahuaca-mulli, or avocado sauce. But is guacamole good for you? Here’s what the experts say. What’s in guacamole? Guacamole’s main ingredient is avocado, a creamy green fruit full of heart-healthy, easy-to-digest monounsaturated fats. It’s typically mixed with salt and lime juice. Some recipes also call for onion, cilantro, tomato, garlic and spices like cayenne pepper or cumin. “It’s easy to spice up your guacamole by adding in jalapeños, chili peppers and hot sau...
Source: TIME: Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Garlic is a safe, delicious, and inexpensive way to improve your health
(Natural News) If there is anything garlic is most known for, it is its very distinct aroma and flavor. But this diminutive vegetable packs a lot of health benefits and is, in fact, one of the most powerful natural medicines and functional foods on the planet. Garlic (Allium sativum) has been used by humans since... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Treatment and home remedies for pinworms
A pinworm infection is a common worm infection in children and those living in close quarters. If a person believes that they have a pinworm infection, it is best to seek medical attention initially. A person can then also try a variety of home remedies, such as coconut oil and garlic, as complementary treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

This little-known trick allows you to unlock the healing properties of garlic
This article will walk you through making your own garlic powder. Before that though, let’s talk about why garlic is so crazy-healthy good for you. Garlic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tap Into the Health Powers of Garlic
FRIDAY, July 27, 2018 -- As scientists look into the effects of diet on health, they're finding that more and more everyday foods offer benefits that go well beyond making dishes tastier. Garlic, an ingredient found in almost every cuisine, has... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Garlic extract proven to decrease cardiovascular risk in the obese
(Natural News) New research in Poland has found that garlic extract can reduce weight-related cardiovascular risks. The study, published in the journal Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, investigated the potential effects of garlic on arterial stiffness and endothelial function in overweight and obese people. In the study, University of Medical Sciences in Poznan in Poland and Rutgers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Hummus Actually Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
Hummus, the chickpea-based dip that’s a staple in many Middle Eastern cuisines, is on the rise in the U.S. Multiple factors are fueling its growing popularity, according to the USDA: Hummus is naturally gluten-free, and Americans now have bigger appetites for healthier snacks. But how healthy is hummus? Here’s what the experts say. What is hummus made of? Traditional hummus is made from a blend of chickpeas, olive oil, tahini (sesame paste), lemon juice and spices, and this mix makes for a nutrient-dense food, says Elizabeth G. Matteo, a registered dietitian at Boston University’s Sargent Choice Nutritio...
Source: TIME: Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophia Gottfried Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news