Tuesday, 5 February 2013

The benefits of Garlic

Garlic is such a wonderfully versatile food and is part of a family of foods that include onions, shallots & leeks.

It is widely recognised now the health benefits of garlic in promoting the well being of the immune system, the heart, and its antioxidant properties in maintaining a good circulatory system.  Garlic also stimulates our natural immune system by enhancing the cells vital to fighting infection & disease.  Studies also suggest that garlic can help lower our levels of cholesterol in the blood.

Garlic contains geranium, known as an anti cancer agent, and has been shown to retard the growth of tumors  in human test subjects.  If you suffer with high or low blood pressure, Garlic can help balance out these extremes. In addition, it stimulates the production of substances in the arterial walls of blood vessels, that causes them to relax, which helps prevent arteriosclerosis so reducing the risk of heart attacks & strokes.  Prevention of this condition can also help males suffering with erectile dysfunction & impotence due to the improved level of blood circulation through the body.

Garlic also helps regulate blood sugar levels and is ideal for ridding the body of parasites in the gut.  Garlic is also packed with protein, potassium, Vitamin A, B, B2, C, calcium & zinc.  Garlic aids in the process of removal of harmful free radicals in the body and also increases the production of bile to help reduce fats in the liver.

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