Give garlic its glory as it grants good health!
Garlic grows underneath the soil in the form of a bulb, in the bulb family of chives, leeks, onions, and scallions. This bulb has long green shoots that come out from the top while its roots extend downward. Garlic benefits rank second to turmeric benefits in the amount of research backing this superfood.
As nutritious and delicious as garlic is, it also boosts the immune system, reducing the frequency and duration of colds.
One of the biggest killers and still a growing problem in today’s world is heart issues (medically known as cardiovascular diseases), which are linked to both high blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Taking garlic supplements and/or implementing more garlic in a natural-based diet has been shown to lower blood pressure safely and naturally, as well as lower cholesterol levels. In lowering both your blood pressure and cholesterol, one can further improve brain health and decrease the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Garlic’s antibacterial and antioxidant properties aid in improving your skin health and its appearance, as it helps to prevent radical damage which causes signs of aging. Ah…yes, aging, as women age, they brave through menopause. Garlic may assist in increasing estrogen levels, which helps to reduce the risk of developing any bone issues post-menopause.
Speaking of women, garlic aids women in another phase of life, that is pregnancy. Microbial infections are known to increase the risk of preterm deliveries in pregnant women. Thankfully, a recent study has revealed that garlic is one of the best foods for reducing these infections, as well as the risk of preterm delivery.
Studies have shown that when eaten regularly could help reduce your risk of developing such cancers as lung or prostate. Sadly, cancerous brain tumors (glioblastomas) are a little more complex, aggressive, and dangerous for just garlic alone…trust us we know personally.
A recent study has shown that the organo-sulfur compounds in garlic may help destroy the cells in this type of tumor. If caught early on – in the benign stage – a good natural-based diet with garlic implemented can help to reduce any further progression.
Garlic can help with a multitude of disorders like high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, and infections. However, it’s a good idea to talk to a medical expert before just deciding to supplement with garlic.
If you’re looking for more inspiration on how to integrate more garlic into your diet, try some of our recipes that highlight Garlic among other spices which we’ll cover in more depth in the near future 😉