The Benefits of Garlic

Posted by Chef on 8/31/2011 to Information
Garlic RoasterWill eating garlic really help our health?

There have been numerous studies with over 2000 published papers that document the health promoting properties of eating garlic.

Among the many are:

It boosts the immune system thereby increasing ones resistance to allergies, colds, anemia, and asthma.
Garlic is able to increase red blood cells, which increase ones energy and vitality.
By rubbing the juicy side of a freshly cut clove of garlic on the sensitive areas of where arthritic pain occurs it can alleviate the pain rather quickly.
Garlic can help blood platelets from sticking together so the body is able to break up blood clots. According to an English researcher, eating one or two garlic cloves a day can help thin the blood thus starting the clot-preventing process. The blood thinning quality may be beneficial in preventing heart attacks and strokes.
Garlic can help lower blood pressure. That is if you follow a healthy eating pattern, stop smoking, and limit your consumption of caffeine and alcohol.
Studies also show that people who consume garlic on a regular basis have a lower rate of stomach and colon cancer. Garlic contains phytochemicals that have been proven to retard cancer development and growth. Garlic contains vitamins that stimulate the immune system to eliminate toxins and combat carcinogens.
There have been many papers published stating garlic's ability to lower bad cholesterol and raise the good cholesterol.
Garlic can be a memory enhancer. Eleanor Roosevelt attributed her great memory to eating three cloves of garlic a day.
Eating garlic can act a calming agent because it is an effective nervine.
Garlic kills 60 types of fungi and yeast.
Garlic is the only antibiotic that kills infecting bacteria while protecting the body from poisons that cause the infection.

This information is not intended as a substitute for medical care or self-treatment. If you feel you have a medical problem seek professional medical advice promptly.