Friday, September 13, 2013

The Health Benefits of Garlic

Garlic is truly an amazing vegetable. Very few individuals actually know the health benefits that come from garlic. Not only is it delicious and easy to add to anything, there are too many benefits to list.  So lets start with the benefits:
  • Garlic is great for the immune system and helps control the growth of bacteria.
  • Garlic helps treat skin infections
  • The anti-clotting properties of ajoene found in garlic help in preventing the formation of blood clots in the body. Hence, it may also increase the risk of bleeding after surgery.
  • It helps reduce blood pressure
  • Garlic has the ability to moderately lower our blood triglycerides and total cholesterol and reduce arterial plaque formation
  • Garlic is known to have anti-inflammatory property. It can help the body fight against allergies.Garlic has been show to improve allergic airway inflammation
  • Garlic increases insulin release which helps regulate blood sugar levels.
  • Daily intake of garlic has been found to lower risk of most types of cancer. This anti-cancer property is due to allyl sulphides found in garlic.
  • Improves iron metabolism
  • Garlic has aphrodisiac properties ;)
  • Direct application of garlic to an achy tooth will help soothe the pain due to its analgesic and antibacterial properties.
  • According to recent research, garlic may help to regulate the formation of fat cells in our body.
 For more garlic health benefits and nutritional information, be sure to check out the wikipedia page and here

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