When it comes to gut health, adding in prebiotic rich foods like onions and garlic can have powerful inflammation-fighting effects on the digestive system. Prebiotics are a form of dietary fiber that feed the friendly bacteria in your gut. Which in turn allows your gut bacteria to produce nutrients in the form of short-chain fatty acids (SCFA's) like butyrate, propionate and acetate in your colon cells. These SCFA's can be absorbed into your bloodstream and boost the breakdown of food converting it into energy. These processes contribute to a flourishing microbiome.
Garlic and onions have medicinal properties are used as a popular seasonings across cultures all over the world and works well in everything from poultry, vegetable and stir fries, to name a few. WIth their potent antibacterial properties, garlic has been known to reduce inflammation in the gut.
Garlic may help protect against several digestive diseases. Raw garlic has antibacterial effects against H. pylori which inhabit the stomach, causing several digestive problems and may be advised as a natural treatment protocol alongside conventional drugs. Like garlic—onions are rich in inulin and FOS which help improve and strengthen the gut flora by increasing the production of nitric oxide in the cells building a foundation for a healthy immune system.