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How much garlic is too much?

Garlic is used as a seasoning on numerous types of foods, from seafood and chicken to salads and breads. Some proponents claim that eating garlic can entice health benefits, although more research is needed. While garlic may have some benefits, eating too much can cause gastrointestinal complications and unpleasant side effects.

If you’re an average healthy person, you may safely consume up to four cloves of garlic each day, with each one weighing about a gram, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. While several cloves of garlic may be safe for some people, they’re not safe for everyone.