With GarlicTo date, there are a lot of health benefits of eating garlic that is backed up by research: Garlic contains a compound called Allicin. Allicin prevents cardiovascular diseases, restores suppressed antibody responses, prevents the common cold, used in prevention and treatment of cancer and allicin also has antimicrobial properties. The allicin in garlic has the ability to lower total cholesterol, LDL, or “bad cholesterol” and triglycerides, and increase HDL cholesterol. (2,3) This in turn may aid in the prevention of heart-related conditions such as heart attack, atherosclerosis, and stroke. In addition, allicin contributes to the overall health of the circulatory system, which may help in lowering the risk of heart attack and strokes.
To add into that list, is the nutrition found in garlic! An ounce of garlic approximately has 23% Manganese, 17% Vitamin B6, 15% Vitamin C, 6% Selenium and a gram of fiber (percentages according to RDA). It also has Calcium, Copper, Potassium, Phosphorus, Iron and Vitamin B1. Garlic can reduce blood pressure thanks to its active compounds. We all know for a fact that heart attack and stroke is the number 1 killer disease in the world.
The most important drivers of these diseases is high blood pressure or hypertension. Studies have found garlic supplementation to have a significant impact on reducing blood pressure so if you are looking for a make sure that you get a reliable one.
SugarGarlic regulates blood sugar as it enhances insulin in the blood, this may help in controlling diabetes.
Be careful though, too much consumption of garlic could be dangerous! In large doses, garlic can be detrimental to your health and you should never take more than the recommended dosage. Also be aware that the properties of garlic actually get into your bloodstream which is why it is so effective in so many ways. What this does mean, however, is that when you sweat, garlic will leave your body through your pores. Many people who eat larger than normal amounts of garlic report increased body odor.
Treat Skin Infections With Garlic
Allicin, which is a sulfuric compound found in garlic, as we mentioned earlier, is a natural antibiotic which makes it a great skin-infection treatment! All you have to do is crush garlic and apply it on the infected area. Also. the chemical ajoene found in garlic may help treat fungal skin infections like ringworm and athlete’s foot.
Garlic is a Great Source of Vitamin B6
Vitamin B6 is known as a great cancer-fighting wonder! Cancers like bladder cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer and stomach cancer have all been shown to have their tumors reduced when treated with garlic. Vitamin B6 can also help with mood swings therefore bringing back your cheerful disposition!
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