Do You Like Garlic?
I know I do. I love the smell in the air, the taste in my food. Not only is it very healthy, but it is also a powerful antibiotic. Garlic contains vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. It is also made up of sulfur compounds, which are responsible for most of its beneficial health properties and, of course, its strong odor.
A Garlic bulb is called a clove and there are 10-20 cloves in one single bulb. Garlic is popular due to its taste and smell but in ancient times it was mainly used for medicinal purposes. Garlic is a plant in the onion family. I love onions even more but I’ll leave that story is for a different day.
One fantastic thing about garlic is that it is very low in calories so you don’t have to watch your waistline.
One Clove Contains
3 grams of raw garlic:
• Selenium: 1% DV
• Vitamin B6: 2% DV
• Fiber: 0.06 grams
• Vitamin C: 1% DV
• Manganese: 2% (DV)
I was reading a study in an article where it said men who eat garlic actually smell more pleasant and attractive to the opposite sex. Not their breath, but their Body Odor. It’s made all the stranger by the fact that only men in the study who consumed a lot of garlic, the equivalent of four bulbs a day are the ones who enjoyed the effect.
Some people eat it raw and some take it capsules or soft gel form if not in food. So, why is garlic good for you? Because there are so many benefits, some listed below.
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Lowers Blood Pressure
Hypertension affects about 30% of adults worldwide. Garlic has blood pressure-lowering properties and supplements have been associated with a Blood Pressure-lowering effect of clinical significance in hypertensive patients. That’s what Including it in your diet can do.
About 600-900 mg of garlic powder will give about a 9-12% reduction in increased blood pressure. Aged garlic extract may be considered as a safe adjunct treatment to conventional antihypertensive therapy.
Raw garlic for weight loss should be complemented with a healthy and balanced diet along with exercises but is responsible for boosting energy levels that burn all the calories, keeping you fitter. It is known to boost your metabolism, further helping you lose weight efficiently.
Also, known as an appetite suppressant, it helps keep you fuller for longer, preventing you from overeating. Compounds in it are known to stimulate the fat-burning process.
Detoxification Of The Body
It is a great detoxifying agent and helps flush out toxins that can be a hindrance to your digestive system. So, including garlic in your diet will only help keep your digestive system in check. Raw garlic is loaded with sulfur, an essential mineral that helps the body to get rid of toxins.
It stimulates your liver to produce detoxification enzymes to filter toxins out of your bloodstream. Those fibers bind cholesterol and heavy metals to cleanse blood and intestines.
Colds And Flu
Fresh, raw garlic has proven itself since ancient times as an effective killer of bacteria and viruses and we can thank the allicin that’s in it. Garlic can prevent infection inside or outside the body. Laboratory studies confirm that raw garlic has antibacterial and antiviral properties.
High in an ingredient called allicin, garlic can help stimulate circulation and blood flow to sexual organs in both men and women. However, because of garlic’s mood-killing smell, eat it in moderation. You can also opt for garlic pills if you want to bypass the odor altogether.
It’s perfectly safe to eat garlic while you’re breastfeeding. As long as you and your baby tolerate the garlic in your diet, there’s no need to try to avoid it. Garlic does travel into your milk and the strong odor can not only change the smell, but it can also alter the taste of your breast milk.
Good For Dogs
Your dog has probably eaten some without you even being aware. Many burger patties and other processed foods contain garlic.
Raw garlic doesn’t contain high levels of thiosulphate. Studies suggest you would have to feed a 10lb dog eight cloves of garlic or a 75lb dog four bulbs (or 60 cloves!) before they would experience any effects. Giving your dog garlic in moderation can actually be good for their health.
Fresh, raw garlic has proven itself since ancient times as an effective killer of bacteria and viruses because of the allicin it contains. Garlic can prevent infection inside or outside the body. Raw garlic has antibacterial and antiviral properties and is full of minerals and will also boost the dog’s immune system and can help prevent cancer.
It can also act as a cardiovascular tonic for dogs and prevents fat build-up and blood clots in the arteries. That’s great for the vascular system, especially in older canines.
Being that Garlic is high in allicin when cloves are crushed or chopped it has been shown to protect against candida overgrowth and may reduce the ability of candida to attach to cells lining the mouth. Aged garlic capsules have also been shown to help yeast infections and candida.
Glioblastoma is the most malignant type among all primary Brain Tumors. The m zedian survival, even with aggressive multimodality treatments, does not exceed 1 year.
Researchers have found that garlic can effectively kill the cells that cause glioblastoma, The garlic compounds used in the studies produced reactive oxygen species in brain cancer cells, essentially gorging them to death, perhaps shedding light on the reason that civilizations as far back as ancient Egypt have sworn by the powers of garlic. Of course, there is still much work and future tests to be done on humans.
is one of the most common causes of cancer death, with 1.4 million deaths (18.2% of the total) in 2008 globally. The world age-standardized mortality rate (ASR) of Lung Cancer was 19.3 per 100,000 in 2008. In China, lung cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death.
The Bottom Line
Is that if garlic can ward off vampires, you know it has to be some POWERFUL stuff.