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July 2, 2012
Food poisoning is a very common problem in summer. It is much harder to preserve foods properly in hot weather, and this can lead to dangerous bacteria formation in meat, poultry, fruits, veggies, dairy products, and other foods we all consume. The problem is, sometimes it can be really hard to see or feel that the food is infected as it can look, smell, and taste absolutely ok. As a rule, food poisoning is a mild disease, but sometimes, if a person gets infected by E. coli, salmonella or other serious poisoning bacteria, health condition of the patient can be really difficult, especially in those adults or children who have impaired function of the immune system. It is very important to start treating the problem on time and know what the best food poisoning remedies are.
According to the recent findings, garlic can be recommended as one of the best and the most effective remedies for food poisoning which can be found in virtually every kitchen year round. Using garlic for our health is an excellent solution because this natural product has a great number of therapeutic properties. Health benefits of garlic vary from healing to anti-cancer actions. A team of scientists at Washington State University in the United States have found that using garlic to prevent food poisoning can sometimes be more effective than using certain over-the-counter medications, prescription antibiotics, or other food poisoning remedies. The researchers say that they managed to detect a compound in garlic which can fight against Campylobacter, one of the most common types of bacteria causing food poisoning.
Campylobacter is formed in poultry, both on the surface and inside, and recently, the number of cases of food poisoning caused by this type of bacteria has been very much increasing. As the research has shown, the substance called diallyl sulphide can be much more effective than at least two types of popular antibiotics for food poisoning, erythromycin and ciprofloxacin. It works perfectly against Campylobacter and can be recommended to be added to chicken or other types of meat, in order to lower the risks of food poisoning. “Diallyl sulphide could make many foods safer to eat. It can be used to clean food preparation surfaces and as a preservative in packaged foods like potato and pasta salads, coleslaw and deli meats,” Barbara Rasco, one of the study leaders and an associate professor of food science, says.
Adding garlic to your daily meals can be great to prevent Campylobacter-related and other types of food poisoning, just like using apple cider vinegar, one more of natural food poisoning remedies. Cooking meat properly, using healthy cooking style like roasting or grilling, is another very effective technique to prevent bacteria and reduce your risks to suffer from food poisoning. One more tip for lowering the risks is avoiding eating out and always prefer home eating and healthy kitchen cooking. The findings of this study by American scientists were recently published in one of the latest issue of the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. Read more about the effects of garlic as one of the best and the most effective natural remedies for food poisoning in this article.Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.