Is garlic a "fake food"? No, that's not true: A nutrition expert confirmed to Lead Stories that "Garlic is a real food." The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also recognizes garlic as a food that is safe for human consumption.
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This is what the post looked like on Facebook at the time of writing:
(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Thu Sept 21 15:26:38 2023 UTC)
The video opens with an unidentified narrator saying, "Garlic is a fake food."
Christopher Gardner, a professor of medicine at Stanford University who specializes in evidence-based research of various foods and diets, confirmed for Lead Stories in a September 21, 2023, email that the claim made in this video is false:
Garlic is a real food.
Botanically, it is a member of the allium family, that also includes onions, shallots, leeks and chives....which are also all real foods.
At the 1:34 mark in the video, an advertisement for Honduran Sea Moss, which is being sold on a website called awakensupps.com is displayed. The "About Us" page of this website states that it is a health brand focused on the alkaline vegan lifestyle of Dr. Sebi.
"Dr. Sebi," whose real name was Alfredo Bowman, was a Honduran man who died in 2016. He was not a licensed physician and was known for promoting questionable herb-based products and holistic practices.
Other Lead Stories fact checks mentioning Dr. Sebi can be found here.