To be honest, domestic pharmacy is always a better option than getting your body used to who knows what chemicals and harmful ingredients in the pills we often take in order to relieve the pain or treat our health problems. Many people aren’t aware of the plenty beneficial groceries that are perfectly capable of replacing the pharmaceutical chemicals they often consume. If you’re one of the people that overuse pharmaceutical drugs, we advise you to rethink it! These drugs, even though they may help you with some health problems, they harm your body more than you know. The groceries we mentioned have such healthy properties it’s justified to call them miracle herbs, and the best thing is, you can find them in your kitchen cabinet! Turmeric, cayenne, lemon, honey, garlic… Today we will learn some positive side effects of garlic.
Garlic is a king among specimens, with its aroma and flavor it has found its way to virtually every kitchen in the world.
Garlic is replete with a mighty ingredient allicin that is believed to be responsible for its capability of prevention of major death causes worldwide – cancer, heart disease, stroke, and infections.
Garlic for heart disease
Heart disease is the main cause of death in the USA, followed by cancer. Animal and human studies have proven that the consumption of garlic has a significantly positive impact in treating cardiac irregularities. It has shown to be highly capable in treating many cardiovascular diseases, particularly atherosclerosis, thrombosis, and hyperlipidemia. Garlic has one, we could say miraculous, characteristic of reversing early heart diseases. It removes the plaque built up in the arteries and, that way, unplugs them. A researcher in the study published in the Journal of nutrition, Matthew J. Budoff, M.D., stated:
This study is another demonstration of the benefits of this supplement in reducing the accumulation of soft plaque and preventing the formation of new plaque in the arteries, which can cause heart disease. We have completed four randomized studies, and they have led us to conclude that Aged Garlic Extract can help slow the progression of atherosclerosis and reverse the early stages of heart disease.
Garlic for cancer
NIH, National Cancer Institute speak about the connection between garlic consumption and reduced risk of stomach, pancreas, esophagus, colon, and breast cancer.
The researchers state that protective effects from garlic may arise from its antibacterial properties or from its ability to block the formation of cancer-causing substances, halt the activation of cancer-causing substances, enhance DNA repair, reduce cell proliferation, or induce cell death.
Garlic for infections
When it comes to infections, every study’s first result will say that garlic is a perfect natural help for this problem. Allicin, its main ingredient, has shown high effectiveness in wiping out infections, including cold. In a study, people were taking either garlic, or placebo for some time, and, thanks to its antimicrobial and antifungal properties, people that took garlic have shown strong resistance towards cold.
Besides mentioned health conditions, garlic does miracles when it comes to high blood pressure, diabetes, hair loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s, and many others. So don't worry about your breath and dig on!