What is Garlic Good For?
Garlic and the health benefits you can achieve may be more than you may think.
A lot of people think Garlic is very smelly and does not taste too good. But this vegetable bulb has been around for more than 5,000 years and revered by many throughout the ages.
I remember when I dated my first husband who came from Malta, his family ate garlic all the time and I did think it smelled. His mother cooked everything with Garlic so I was introduced to it the first time I went there for dinner. Once I started eating it I never noticed the smell after that. Remember also Garlic does not have any calories!!
Once I started eating it I never noticed the smell after that. I, of course had come from a family who did not use garlic at all. I quickly learned what a great taste it made to the different foods and sauces. Now I use it in everything and sometimes I eat it raw.
Garlic has also been a source for good and evil, warding off vampires to name one 🙂
Garlic is also known as one of nature’s anti biotics due to the compound Allicin, so why is it good for you?
- Known to boost immune system
- Lower Blood Pressure
- Lower total and LDL cholesterol
- Contains antioxidant which can help with brain disease
- Reduces fatigue – used in ancient times to increase productivity
- Detoxifies Heavy metal in the body
- Aids bone health
- Helps with the common cold
- Lower risk of heart disease
These are just a few of the great things Garlic can help you with.
Proven studies have been done for many years on this bulb. The best way to achieve the results is to eat the garlic raw or crush it into your favorite recipe. If it is not crushed it does not release all the great properties needed for all those wonderful health benefits. If you do not like to eat garlic then there are supplements out there you can take instead and they do not taste or leave a smell on your breath of garlic. I like the Kyolic and take it on a regular basis along with eating garlic with every meal.
The minimum amount of garlic for health benefits is one clove with meals 2 or 3 times a day. Please note if you have any bleeding disorders to consult your health practitioner before taking additional amounts of garlic.
There is also a bulb called black garlic it sort of looks like garlic gone bad so not pleasant to look at. It is normal garlic which has been aged until it turns black. Black garlic is being used by many chefs as a way to really get some different flavors to their menus. Black garlic is also more expensive to buy.
- How do you like your garlic?
- Do you eat it raw?
- What benefits do you think you are getting from taking it?.
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