Garlic is commonly used and grown all over the world and this is mostly because it has numerous health benefits.
It is very rich in vitamins A, B-complex and vitamin C. It is also very abundant in minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, manganese, copper, potassium, calcium and iron.
Garlic is also rich in amino acids, glycosides and other rare essential trace minerals such as germanium, selenium and tellurium.
And another property of garlic is that it doesn’t lose any of the medicinal properties in the cooking process.
Health Benefits of Garlic:
Garlic contains strong antimicrobial properties and it is very beneficial against yeast, intestinal parasites, fungi, viruses and bacteria.
Garlic can also improve the immune system and contains strong antioxidant properties and due to that it has the ability to neutralize the effects of free radical in the body very efficiently.
So it is recommended to eat 2-3 cloves every day in order to help in the treatment of numerous health issues:
Using garlic for this purpose has proved to be more effective and safer blood-thinning method than taking aspirin which can lead to stomach bleeding. Due to this property garlic has the ability to prevent thrombosis – which is a blockage of blood flow by clots.
2. Cancer Prevention
Garlic contains powerful anti-cancer properties and is very helpful in lowering the risk of different types of cancer, colon and stomach cancer in particular.
3. Common Cold
If you think that you are about to get a cold, you need to consume 2 cloves of garlic in order to prevent the cold. In case when you already have a cold, consume garlic to accelerate the recovery process and also to relieve congestion.
Garlic is also very beneficial in reducing the buildup plaque in arteries and also the oxidation of the blood cholesterol. Because of this property, it also has the ability to lower the risk of heart problems.
If you have high level of blood sugar, garlic can help you reduce them just by consuming 1-2 cloves a day.
6. Fungal infections
Fungal infections such as athlete’s foot or ear infection can also be treated just by consuming raw garlic juice. In order to relieve the itching you can put some garlic juice on the affected skin.
7. Peptic Ulcer
Garlic is also very efficient in eliminating the bacterial stomach parasite that leads to peptic ulcers.
Garlic contains sulfur compounds which have the power to detoxify the body of toxins and lead and many other dangerous heavy metals.
If you suffer from stomach gas, consume garlic and it will help you with the problem.
How to consume?
Many people cannot consume raw garlic because it has a very specific taste. But you will get used to it with time. And you will not think twice before including it in your daily diet, if you consider all the healthy benefits that it offers you. So to do that, you can also put 1-2 cloves of garlic in your favorite juice while you are preparing it.
Drink this magic potion before bedtime
Take one or two garlic clove and chop the nicely and leave them for about 5-6 minutes. An enzyme called alliinase is released when the garlic is chopped.
Then take the garlic and consume it with some water. It is recommended to do this before you g to bed, because the garlic will go through the digestive tract and eliminate all the toxins, carcinogens – before they damage the normal cells, viruses, and dangerous bacteria during the night. Also, due to its sulfur compounds it will detoxify the liver from all the harmful heavy metals, lead and other blood toxins.
You should also know that if you only swallow the garlic and not chew it, you won’t get garlic breath.
And it is also important to drink a glass of water in the morning, when you get up.
Garlic is very strong and powerful medicinal herb. You should not take more than 1 or 2 garlic cloves a day. You can add more in cooking.
Also, it is not recommended to take garlic while you are taking other anti-coagulant medications because it has blood-thinning effects. As we already mentioned – do not a big amount of garlic. Some people may experience health problems like diarrhea, excessive gas and anemia, due to high intake of garlic; even though this happens very rarely.