It’s a known fact that eating garlic and onions make you socially repulsive, but garlic and onions also have known curative properties.
Garlic, for one, is known, and I have personal experience with this, to drastically lower blood cholesterol. The downside is that you have to take it chopped and, yes, raw – for at least 2 weeks. Say goodbye to your non garlic-eating friends.
Onions, as far I’ve heard, is like the anti-flatulence vegetable. According to WikiPedia it has many medicinal properties, but it doesn’t mention purging air as being one of them. But again, personal experience has taught me that onions make you fart, which at least leads to a less bloated stomach.
Recently though, something peculiar happened to me and I haven’t been able to verify it with evidence, anecdotal or otherwise. So here it is.
Super Onions & Super Garlic
Being of the single persuasion recently I have had the freedom to eat as much garlic and onion as I can stomach. It is important to note that my tolerance for garlic and onions (and chillies, for that matter) is quite substantial.
Also of importance is the fact that I have, in the centre of my lower jaw, two teeth that overlap, which are annoyingly prone to plaque buildup. Perhaps because it overlaps in a way that protects it from any but the most stringent, multi-directional-approach tooth brushing.
Anyway, plaque, as you may know, is stubborn and never leaves on its own. So it was quite a surprise when mine did. A little bit at a time.
Dentist Grade Tools
It was only when I went at it with a plaque scrapper (you don’t have one?) that I realise how easily it really came off.
And it made me wonder; what brought this on?
Usually odd things in my body are due to a persistent change in diet, and the only change in my diet has been the edition of serious amounts of garlic and onion. Like 2 or 3 onion and a bulb of garlic at every meal.
So I searched Google to see whether or not the removal of plaque has ever been attributed to garlic and onions, or whether garlic and onions can in fact remove plaque.
I found nothing to answer this question, but having had this experience I can’t help but wonder: do garlic and/or onion somehow work in on plaque to make it easier to remove?