Showing posts with label One of the healthiest foods you can eat. Explore its innumerable benefits #health #vegan #healthnBenifits #Garlic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label One of the healthiest foods you can eat. Explore its innumerable benefits #health #vegan #healthnBenifits #Garlic. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

One of the healthiest foods you can eat. Explore its innumerable benefits #health #vegan #healthnBenifits #Garlic

One of the healthiest foods you can eat. Explore its innumerable benefits #health #vegan #healthnBenifits #Garlic


So you think garlic gives you nothing but bad breath? Well, it sure does, but it is also one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Explore its innumerable benefits below: Unlocking the benefits of Garlic Garlic has long been touted as a health booster, but it's never been clear why the herb might be good for you. Garlic contains multiple compounds and antioxidants including organo sulfur compounds (diallyl sulfides), which are believed to be responsible for most of the pharmacological and antimicrobial actions. Garlic is a proven broad-spectrum antibiotic that combats bacterial, intestinal parasites, and viruses. It can lower blood pressure and blood cholesterol, discourage dangerous blood clotting, lower chances of cancers (especially stomach cancer). Garlic is a good cold medicine, acts as a decongestant, expectorant, antispasmodic, and anti-inflammatory agent. It has antidiarrheal, estrogenic, and diuretic activity and appears to lift mood. Cardiovascular Health & Garlic If you enjoy eating Mediterranean or Far Eastern food you'll notice that garlic is used a lot. The good news is that people from these areas also have low incidences of cardiovascular disease. Cholesterol can be a confusing area of health. On one hand it is essential whilst on the other hand it can kill us. This is because there are two types of Cholesterol - HDL and LDL. The latter type is considered bad. Modern medicine has found that garlic contains allicin which scavenges hydroxyl radicals (OH). This is turn is thought to prevent LDLs from being oxidized. Clinical trials published as per researches, showed that the blood pressure of volunteers was reduced 1 - 5% after taking garlic supplements. This may not sound a lot but this small reduction can reduce the chance of a stroke by 30-40% and heart disease by 20-25%. Cancer & Garlic Many studies showed that the organic ingredient of garlic, allyl sulfur, an active ingredient in garlic, is effective in inhibiting or preventing cancer development. Some Pointers about Garlic: Garlic is most effective when crushed or chopped and when raw. The American Dietetic Association suggested that in order to obtain the potential health benefits of garlic, one must take 600- 900mg (about 1 fresh clove) per day. In order to maximize the health benefits of garlic, it is suggested to wait 15 minutes between peeling and cooking garlic to allow the enzymatic reaction to occur to retain some health benefits of garlic. Be careful about taking too much as it can irritate your digestive system. Don't microwave garlic as this kills the active ingredients. Don't take garlic instead of a healthy balanced diet. Garlic supplements may interact with certain drugs such as anticoagulants Blood thinners. Always consult a doctor if you are unsure about anything. I say get your Garlic in daily and Turmeric and Ginger and see good results happen xoxo
http://www.healthizen.com/diet-nutrition/guide.aspx