“Helicobacter” is a common bacterium that causes infection in the stomach. The bacteria can cause ulcers to form and even lead to cancer. Treatment usually involves a course of two different antibiotics. Not everyone responds to treatment, however. It’s good health news, then, that researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have found that green tea could be a strong alternative remedy in the fight against Helicobacter.
For the study, a research team assessed the “bactericidal” (bacteria-killing) effect of green tea against Helicobacter. They also evaluated the effects of green tea on the development of Helicobacter-induced gastritis in an animal model. According to the research team, the study data clearly demonstrated profound effects of green tea against Helicobacter. They also found that green tea could prevent stomach inflammation if ingested prior to exposure to Helicobacter infection. The researchers concluded by stating that components within green tea could be further used for prevention and treatment of Helicobacter-induced gastritis in humans.
Are there any other antibacterial foods that you can add to your diet? Absolutely! Here is a list to help you out. These foods will not only boost your nutritional health, but they’ll also kill off bacteria before it causes damage to your body.
–Garlic is a potent antibacterial food. It is also a powerful antioxidant. Add garlic to meals and shield yourself against the ravages of Helicobacter.
–Lemon and lime are both antibacterial and could protect against bacterial disease in the stomach and intestines. Squeeze the fresh juice into a glass of water and drink before bed.
–Horseradish contains a special compound called “allyl isothiocyanate.” This compound is responsible for horseradish’s antibacterial effects. Horseradish is also a good alternative remedy against foodborne illnesses.
–Coriander is known for its protective effect against salmonella. The herb contains a compound called “dodecenal” that is source of its antibacterial effects.