What can Garlic do for me?

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Garlic!

Garlic has some impressive health benefits due largely to its key medicinal ingredient ‘allicin’ which has antiviral, Antifungal, antibacterial & antioxidant properties. It is also has a variety of other vitamins & minerals including A, B, B2 & C, Iron, Manganese, Copper, Calcium & Zinc. To get the most from garlic eat it raw, a little every day will help to boost your health. 

 

1-        Reduces Weight…

 Dr David Mirelman (Weizmann Institute, Israel) describes garlic as a ‘wonder drug’, & puts it in the same league as aspirin! Laboratory results have shown that rats on a high sugar diet gained less weight if they were given garlic in their diet! (more here)

 2- Aids Digestion…

Garlic contains amino acid precursors, amino acids play may roles in your body including creating enzymes that aid digestion.  When you chop or crush your garlic the allicin gives you its amazing aroma. This also gives you the flavour & healing properties.

 3- Lowers Sugar Level…

Within garlic is a variety of potent sulphur-containing compounds.  Allicin, as I mentioned above has all the great anti bacterial properties etc. this has a significant effect on your circulatory, digestive & immunological systems, in turn lowering blood pressure & blood sugar levels, increasing the amount of good cholesterol in the body.

                                     4- Prevents Hypertension…

As garlic reduces high blood pressure acting as a vasodilator helping to widen the blood vessels it makes the blood flow smoother playing a huge role in the formation of blood clots, thus lowering blood pressure.  Ask your doctor about taking garlic supplements.

 5- Treats Coughs…

Take two large cloves of garlic – 5 if they’re small- & add to one cup of boiling water, leave on the heat & boil for five mins. Take off the heat (leaving the garlic in) & let it sit for ten minutes. Take the garlic out & drink the water. You should feel instant relief, repeat when needed.

  6- Lowers Cholesterol Levels…

It has been shown that consuming garlic every day lowers cholesterol levels & reduces plaque formation due to the antioxidant properties helping scavenging harmful free radicals contributing to damage caused by bad cholesterol (LDL). It also stops the liver from making too much LDL, so lowering cholesterol levels without harming the beneficial HDL levels.

7- Reduces Arthritic Pain…

The anti-inflammatory properties of garlic help with the pain & stiffness in the joint, a primary symptom of arthritis.  In order to gain maximum benefit from garlic eat it mashed or roasted, sometimes eating raw garlic can irritate the stomach, this makes it easier to digest. Several cloves a day is recommended, but garlic supplements are readily available & convenient, also odourless!

8- Inhibits Cancer…

There seems to be a strong link between garlic & the prevention of prostate & stomach cancers, although the information available does come form observation a studies comparing cancer incidence in population who do or do not consume garlic, animal modes or cultured cells – yet to be verified by clinical trials in humans – see the link for more information.   (more info)

 9- Combats Allergies…

With garlic’s antiviral & anti inflammatory properties it helps the body fight all sorts of allergies. It reduces airway inflammation & it is highly recommended for people that suffer allergies resulting in a restriction of the airways to take garlic daily, especially during the allergy season. Garlic juice is good for rapid relief from itching, bug bits or any other allergy.

 

 

 

Please do your own research before taking on any advice given here.  I have written this through my own knowledge & advice from others, it is meant purely as a guide & for information purposes only.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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