Garlic is a super food that we have been using for centuries, but only now do we realise all the benefits of this little plant.
Today you may often hear a "Gluten free" and "100% organic" type of slogans, and we can't refer it to just a food fashion hype.
People have shifted to the organic food lifestyle and now make healthy eating a part of the everyday routine.
It's no wonder why; would you rather let your body consume drug store chemicals than move to a positive side of a natural therapy?
There are so many plants you can put in your backyard that have fantastic medical properties and garlic is one of them.
I believe you never knew that Hippocrates, the father of the medical profession, made garlic famous for medical use. He was the first physician to recommend that his patients eat garlic daily to improve their health.
Here are 5 important reasons why you should eat raw garlic everyday and see significant changes. It's not so important whether your are fighting vampires or a simply cold, I believe I have the perfect weapon for you, plus, I will give you tips on how to get rid of the smell of garlic fast.
#1: Garlic lowers blood pressure
Chinese doctors have used garlic as blood pressure medication for many centuries. The Japanese government approved garlic as a high blood pressure reducer.
We could doubt, but why would we? These countries are famous for the non traditional plant based techniques that actually work.
To minimise the risk of a heart attack of a stroke, you should pay close attention to your blood pressure. If you have this issue, especially a permanent high blood pressure level, you probably know all the types of the medications you need, but think about eating raw garlic everyday.
According to scientific research, garlic stimulates the production of the elements that relax blood vessels.
Approximately 12 weeks can be enough to make a significant cut in blood pressure. Isn't that great?
#2: Garlic fights bacteria and boosts the immune system
Little white garlic gloves serve as big shields for your immune system. They protect your whole body from evil bacteria and won't let you catch a cold.
If you take pills to cure a cold or another disease, you may feel that your digestive system goes out of control sometimes. The main reason is the imbalance of good and bad bacteria in your body.
Garlic works as a natural antibiotic and helps good bacteria work faster and protect your immune system.
It kills bad bacteria but does not eliminate good ones as drug store antibiotics do.
Garlic contains an element known as allicin, that has antimicrobial effects. It's a natural immune system booster that helps the body fight infection.
Interesting to know that a simple cold is one of the most wide spread diseases in the world. It's so infectious that you better prevent it than cure it.
Eating garlic on an everyday basis can help you not only fight the symptoms, but prevent the whole getting sick thing in the first place thing.
A daily intake of garlic clove can lower the chance of getting a cold by 63% and cut down the average length of cold symptoms by 70%. Don't you just love these numbers?
#3 Garlic prevents cancer
You didn't expect this one here, right? However, garlic can stop the development of cancer cells, help build up DNA and boost cell reproduction.
Garlic is packed with different minerals and vitamins, just like a super pill. Infact, it contains a little bit of everything we need.
According to the World Health Organisation's recommendation, you should eat 0.07 to 0.02 ounces of garlic everyday, almost one clove of an average size.
You might think this whole point might be enough, but I have more.
#4: Garlic promotes detox
If we are to tell the truth, very few of us are true healthy food pros, and sometimes we enjoy a junk food moment that messes toxins in the body.
Eating garlic can immensely help clean up toxins, parasites and left overs of medications that your liver isn't able to handle. Garlic helps it work.
Liver function is stimulated by vitamins A, B and C that garlic contains.
If you wake up in the morning with bad breath and bags under your eyes, this is a sign from your body that your liver is overloaded.
If you eat a clove of garlic everyday on an empty stomach, it can make your skin look more radiant, smooth and young because it helps the liver clean your body.
Anyone who is fighting indigestion or low appetite should try as an efficient treatment.
#5: Garlic treats coughs, mild to severe
Rough coughs are caused by the irritation of the throat; they can be effectively cured with a hot garlic based drink relieves the pain and irritation.
To make a good garlic tea, chop a clove of garlic and add to boiling water in a cup and allow the garlic to steep for several minutes so you can get a strong blend.
If you don't like the peculiar smell it has, add some honey or ginger. The effect will appear almost immediately.
Enjoy the calming feeling in the throat as you drink the garlic tea. Your digestive system will thank you for that tea too.
Now in conclusion, I know that garlic is referred to as "a stinking rose," It's not fair regarding all I have said here about this super plant. I admit some people don't like the smell that raw garlic has, here are some tips to help you reduce it:
Eat a yogurt or drink a glass of milk after eating raw garlic.
Brush your teeth to remove any pieces of garlic that remain in your mouth, and of course, that breath.
Select fresh, plumb garlic.
Remove all the green sprouts from the cloves, their aroma is the strongest.
Wash minced garlic to remove smelly oils.
There you have, eat garlic everyday and see what happens to you.
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