Why you should eat garlic every day

garlic-2390990_640The universe was on our side when it made garlic. It tastes fantastic, wards off vampires, and it’s good for you? We won with this bulb. 

According to Helen Nichols at well-beingsecrets.com, garlic’s been used as a medicine for centuries. And while it doesn’t serve as a major source of nutrients, its oligosaccharides, arginine-rich proteins, and other micronutrients like selenium and flavonoids, play a synergistic role with other fruits and vegetables, supporting optimum health.

Specifically, Helen says scientific research has found that garlic:

  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Slows cell degeneration and aging
  • Helps to prevent multiple cancers
  • Inhibits the development of chemically induced tumours
  • Boosts your immune system
  • Has an adverse effect on the common cold
  • Stops the spread of infection when used topically
  • Lowers high blood pressure
  • Has antibacterial effects
  • Fights plaque build-up on your teeth
  • Protects against some forms of sun damage
  • Protects the brain from memory loss, increasing memory retention
  • Reduces stress
  • Might increase life expectancy
  • May increase athletic ability
  • Helps to detox the body
  • May increase oestrogen levels in menopausal women
  • Promotes calcium absorption and bone health
  • Stabilises blood sugar levels
  • Could support weight loss

Garlic truly is a wonder food. With all these perks and great culinary value, we should all eat it every day. If nothing else, at least eating more of it saves you from everyone else’s garlic breath. 


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