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Garlic: fructose; toxicity at high doses; recommendations

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 28, 2011 at 12:58 AM

Another vegetable question: Does Garlic contain alot of fructose? Is it toxic in large amounts(Of oven-roasted garlic bought 'fresh' from the grocery store)? I have heard from one internet site that it is "pathogenic". Of course what disease it causes and whether this is true at what doses if at all is a question. I have been consuming 4 bulbs per day and find it to work fairly well. My concern is if I'm heading down the wrong path...away from health towards a 'pathogenic' state in some unknown way(I tend to be apprehensive-not necessarily to fear- the unknown...but I should probably fear fear itself more...). Recommendations from anyone?

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on March 28, 2011
at 07:01 AM

You say "4 bulbs / cloves" - which do you mean? The bulb breaks apart into quite a number of cloves and 4 cloves, while quite a lot, is OK. 4 BULBS, however, is way too much!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on March 28, 2011
at 03:47 AM

Answer: because I AM 'oddball" as you say... My goal is nutrition and being in a certain state of physical being...qualified by minimizing time/money/effort spent on diet/cooking/eating, etc.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on March 28, 2011
at 03:45 AM

I'm a reverse vampire: I scare off humans through consuming garlic

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on March 28, 2011
at 03:45 AM

People don't seem to mind the smell of my body... I used to consume garlic through frying in a pan: the result was flatulence and an easily detectable smell via the pores/mucous membranes. Roasting for one hour min. has curbed this effect although perhaps reducing the valuable properties of garlic as well(I am roasting at 350 degrees). Too high?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on March 28, 2011
at 03:43 AM

This condition of 'caliphylactis' is worrisome. Soft tissues would best remain soft. I have been including vinegar in the diet on the assumption that it would stave of any such effects. Perhaps it has this effect, however it may be a good idea to reduce the garlic(in spite of its virtues). 4 bulbs/cloves: Too much?

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on March 28, 2011
at 02:53 AM

Out of curiosity, could you say why you do 4 bulbs a day. That seems really left-field oddball. Kind of like how people on these forums hurt themselves by eating liver until they make themselves ill (not that garlic has a risk in that probably).

Be1dbd31e4a3fccd4394494aa5db256d

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on March 28, 2011
at 01:51 AM

1 cup of raw garlic has 1.3, so lickly half of that as fructose. If you are eating 1 cup of raw garlic you have more to worry about than some sugars!

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on March 28, 2011
at 01:49 AM

it goes way beyond breath... it comes out the pores the next day. i missed a chance to catch our baby being born because i downed raw garlic the night before... and during labor the wife was like "please don't touch me, go away, you smell like garlic". !!!

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

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on March 28, 2011
at 01:46 AM

I'm eat garlic like I'm scared of vampires, love it!

716969f2b8be7ea75110ee5e4b3e1ec8

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on March 28, 2011
at 01:45 AM

Rob, "The Halitosis" can also be caused when the body starts running on ketones. Ketosis- it is a beautiful thing!

716969f2b8be7ea75110ee5e4b3e1ec8

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on March 28, 2011
at 01:43 AM

Oh yeah, and fructose-where did you hear that from? As far as I know garlic has roughly 1-3 grams of sugars but not sure on the breakdown.

0adda19045a3641edac0008364b91110

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on March 28, 2011
at 01:42 AM

Oh man, Halitosis!! I suffer from that big time, better reduce my garlic consumption.

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on March 28, 2011
at 01:41 AM

For real; 4 bulbs would actually register a significant carb count at 8-10 g. carbs/bulb. The best estimate I've found so far is around ~1 g. carb per clove. :)

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on March 28, 2011
at 01:38 AM

good grief I hope he meant to say cloves!

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on March 28, 2011
at 01:23 AM

Clearly you haven't heard of vampire chicken! (Uses 40 cloves! Mmmmm...) http://www.joyfulabode.com/2010/11/18/40-clove-garlic-chicken-or-vampire-chicken-crock-pot/

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Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on March 28, 2011
at 02:48 AM

Garlic is very very good for you.....but like most good things it does have a shady side. It contains glycoalkloids and therefore it can effect some folks badly. Thankfully it does not effect most people badly. Garlic is a root allium and a nightshade. Recent research has implicated nightshades in the calcification of soft body tissues, a condition known as 'caliphylactic syndrome', which has become one of the most prevalent pathological conditions of all modern industrial societies.

This syndrome, which occurs when nightshades remove calcium from teeth and bones and deposit it in tissues, where it does not belong, is associated with arthritis, arteriosclerosis, cerebral sclerosis, kidney stones, gout, migraine, high blood pressure, bronchitis, osteoporosis, lupus, hypertension, and other common maladies.

May people have reported rapid recovery from these ailments when they completely eliminated nightshades from their diets. That includes smoking, because tobacco is also a nightshade, so smoking tobacco only compounds the severity of tissue calcification.

Me.....I love garlic and its effects on me. If you have chronic fatigue or Fibromyalgia you need to do an elimination trial diet with night shades. They could be bad news for your body

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on March 28, 2011
at 03:43 AM

This condition of 'caliphylactis' is worrisome. Soft tissues would best remain soft. I have been including vinegar in the diet on the assumption that it would stave of any such effects. Perhaps it has this effect, however it may be a good idea to reduce the garlic(in spite of its virtues). 4 bulbs/cloves: Too much?

4e184df9c1ed38f61febc5d6cf031921

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on March 28, 2011
at 07:01 AM

You say "4 bulbs / cloves" - which do you mean? The bulb breaks apart into quite a number of cloves and 4 cloves, while quite a lot, is OK. 4 BULBS, however, is way too much!

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Ceda025d1f349bc43be115a5f9199fb1

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on March 28, 2011
at 01:19 AM

4 bulbs per day? Are you worried about werewolves? I think most people consider garlic healthy. Not sure how much fructooligosaccharide load you are getting from that amount, probably some. But if you aren't overcome by GERD or bowel symptoms, and your friends and coworkers can stand to be near you, I say go for it!

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

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on March 28, 2011
at 01:46 AM

I'm eat garlic like I'm scared of vampires, love it!

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on March 28, 2011
at 01:23 AM

Clearly you haven't heard of vampire chicken! (Uses 40 cloves! Mmmmm...) http://www.joyfulabode.com/2010/11/18/40-clove-garlic-chicken-or-vampire-chicken-crock-pot/

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on March 28, 2011
at 03:45 AM

I'm a reverse vampire: I scare off humans through consuming garlic

D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

(4101)

on March 28, 2011
at 01:38 AM

good grief I hope he meant to say cloves!

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on March 28, 2011
at 01:41 AM

For real; 4 bulbs would actually register a significant carb count at 8-10 g. carbs/bulb. The best estimate I've found so far is around ~1 g. carb per clove. :)

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716969f2b8be7ea75110ee5e4b3e1ec8

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on March 28, 2011
at 01:40 AM

Allicin is the active compound in garlic and it is highly anti-inflammatory. You can easily consume 5 grams per day- although some research I have read states that garlic has to be consumed raw to obtain the allicin. I have yet to see any evidence of an adverse reaction from garlic and/or it inducing a pathogenic state. It is a blood thinner, anticancerous and has also been shown to help regulate blood glucose levels. The only negative thing I can say about garlic is that it causes halitosis!

0adda19045a3641edac0008364b91110

(1146)

on March 28, 2011
at 01:42 AM

Oh man, Halitosis!! I suffer from that big time, better reduce my garlic consumption.

716969f2b8be7ea75110ee5e4b3e1ec8

(258)

on March 28, 2011
at 01:43 AM

Oh yeah, and fructose-where did you hear that from? As far as I know garlic has roughly 1-3 grams of sugars but not sure on the breakdown.

Be1dbd31e4a3fccd4394494aa5db256d

(17969)

on March 28, 2011
at 01:51 AM

1 cup of raw garlic has 1.3, so lickly half of that as fructose. If you are eating 1 cup of raw garlic you have more to worry about than some sugars!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on March 28, 2011
at 03:45 AM

People don't seem to mind the smell of my body... I used to consume garlic through frying in a pan: the result was flatulence and an easily detectable smell via the pores/mucous membranes. Roasting for one hour min. has curbed this effect although perhaps reducing the valuable properties of garlic as well(I am roasting at 350 degrees). Too high?

A2fe5bbd09c7804fd321e9e9a9f9d199

(1614)

on March 28, 2011
at 01:49 AM

it goes way beyond breath... it comes out the pores the next day. i missed a chance to catch our baby being born because i downed raw garlic the night before... and during labor the wife was like "please don't touch me, go away, you smell like garlic". !!!

716969f2b8be7ea75110ee5e4b3e1ec8

(258)

on March 28, 2011
at 01:45 AM

Rob, "The Halitosis" can also be caused when the body starts running on ketones. Ketosis- it is a beautiful thing!

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E7ab5fb7ffc9c786ea174f8773fd5d38

on May 23, 2013
at 06:03 AM

I would say it cures halitosis since its antibiotic and seems to clear up my mouth almost instantly if my tongue starts getting a white coating. Halitosis is the smell of bacteria on the tongue and in the stomach and garlic helps with that from what's I've seen. And it smells nice! Mmm garlicky breath. I just love eating a raw clove.

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0adda19045a3641edac0008364b91110

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on March 28, 2011
at 01:44 AM

4 bulbs!!! That is a hefty amount of garlic. I have never heard of garlic being pathogenic, but I do know it could thin the blood too much, especially if you are also consuming a heavy amount of Omega-3.

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