Scientists suggested that eating raw garlic without cooking can be prevented from age-related factors such as memory loss suffered by Alzheimer's and Parkinson's patients.
The natural substances found in garlic – algin sulfide – promote the health of bacteria in the stomach and improve the cognitive health of the elderly.
US scientists have found that the compound can repair trillions of microorganisms
Known as gut microbiota in the gut, which has been found to be important in maintaining health.
"Our findings suggest that eating foods containing garlic containing alveolar sulfide can maintain the health of bowel microbes and improve the cognitive health of older people," said Dr. Geotermaya Bihra of the University of Louisville, Kentucky.
"The diversity of bowel microbes in the gut decreases with age, a stage that develops when a person develops Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease, and then decreases his or her memory and cognitive abilities," said co-author Dr. Nito Tiyagi. "We want to better understand how changes in these Microorganisms within the intestine down the age-related cognition ".
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The team tested the theory on the 24-month-old mice, which reflect the ages of humans aged between 56 and 69. The rodents were given the allele sulfide and were compared to a younger group and were not given the garlic compound.
Results showed that older mice that took CMOS showed better long-term and short-term memory, as well as intestinal health, compared to other rodents that suffered from impaired spatial memory.
The researchers also found that rats given the compound showed higher levels of gene expression
NDNF as well as hydrogen sulfide gas, a molecule that prevents intestinal inflammation in the intestine.
Researchers are looking for further research on how to prevent intestines from age-related amnesia, and if garlic can be used as a treatment for cases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.
Garlic has been used for thousands of years to treat human diseases and can reduce the risk of certain cancers, such as breast, stomach, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.