Garlic is like an overlooked hero. Yes, it's true that some of the most mouth-watering foods contain garlic, but did you know that garlic has some exceptional health benefits?
Boost the body's line of defense
During the cold and flu season our bodies need all the help they can get. According to DoctorOz.com, “Garlic is a superfood that promotes immunity...The active component in garlic is the sulfur compound called allicin...Allicin acts as an antibiotic and helps the body to inhibit the ability of germs to grow and reproduce. The amount of allicin in one clove of garlic, around 1 milligram, is said to have the potency of 15 standard units of penicillin.” Go on the offense during this cold and flu season; eat more garlic.
Fight against major medical conditions
Garlic is shown to assist in treating diabetes, lowering cholesterol and high blood pressure, and protect the body from various cancers.
Getting the most from garlic
In order to get the most health benefits from garlic it's best to consume it raw. In addition, after crushing the cloves allow the garlic to rest for 10 minutes to fully maximize the allicin content. Then, add it to salsa, salad dressing, or any of your favorite uncooked dishes.
With all of the benefits, add raw garlic to your diet today. Protect yourself from the cold and flu, lower your blood pressure and cholesterol, and fight against cancer; do it all with this powerful little herb.