WHAT IS GARLIC?
Allium Sativum, commonly known as garlic, is a species in the onion genus. Its close relatives include the onion, shallot, leek, chives and Rakkyo.
WHAT DOES GARLIC LOOKS LIKE?
The head of the garlic is called a garlic bulb. When full grown, there are about 10-12 closes in a single bulb.
HOW DO WE GET THE BENEFITS FROM GARLIC?
When garlic clove is chopped crushed or chewed you get the most health effects that are caused by one of the sulfur compounds. This compound is known as Allicin. There are health benefits in garlic contains a compound called allicin, which has potent medicinal properties
HOW DOES THE AlIICIN WORK IN THE BODY?
The potent biological effects (which causes the allicin to enter the body, this is when it enter the body, this is when it exerts these compound.
- Garlic has very few calories.
- Garlic is highly nutritious
- Vitamin B 6/17% of the RDA
- Fiber 1 gram
- Manganese 23% of the RDA
- Vitamin C: 15% of the RDA
- Selenium 6% of the RDA
- Calcium, Chopper Potassium
- Phosphorus and Vitamin B 1
WILL GARLIC IMPROVE BONE HEALTH?
One study in menopausal women found that a daily dose of dry garlic extract (equal to 2 grams of raw garlic) significant decrease a marker of estrogen deficiency. (27)
Garlic and Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia.
Garlic may Help you Live Longer:
But given the beneficial effects on important risk factors like blood pressure, it makes sense that garlic could help you live longer.
CAN GARLIC IMPROVE CHOLESTEROL LEVELS WHICH MAY LOWER the RISK of HEART DISEASE.
Garlic can lower total and LDL Cholesterol.
GARLIC CAN COMBAT SICKNESS INCLUDING THE COMMON COLD
A 12-week study found that a daily garlic supplementation reduced the number of colds by 3% compound with placebo (4). The average length of cold symptoms was also reduced to 70%, 5 days in placebo to just 1.5 days in the garlic group.
Garlic supplements help to prevent and reduce the severity of common illnesses like flu and cold symptoms.
The Active Compound in Garlic can reduce blood pressure.
Studies have found garlic supplement to have a significant impact on reducing blood pressure in people with high blood pressure(6,7,8)
GARLIC BENEFITS FOR SKIN
“With its high levels of allicin which is a sulfur compound similar to the one found in onions, garlic could help you end hair loss.
HOW TO USE GARLIC
1. Rub garlic on your scalp squeezing as you do it.
2. Mixing it in your oil is also an option. Garlic has got anti-inflammatory properties which give your relief from psoriasis out break.
3. Let garlic sit for about 10 minutes after chopping or pressing, then add it to salad dressing or crush and add it to foods at the very end of the cooking process to pressure its content of disease-fighting compound
In an article, the Guide To Healthy Eating Part 2 suggest that there’s evidence to suggest that garlic may protect the heart, slow atherosclerosis, and lower blood pressure slightly. Because garlic appears to act as an anticoagulant preventing blood from clotting__it may also help prevent heart attack and stroke.
In addition, laboratory research suggests that garlic has anti-cancer activity, and population studies demonstrate that people who eat more raw or cooked garlic are less to develop certain types of cancer, including stomach and colon cancer. (53)
1 clove of minced garlic
1/2 diced onion
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup of chopped celery
1 fresh diced tomato or 1 can
Sprinkle 1 tablespoon parsley
1 can chicken broth (12 oz can)
Put broth in pan and let come to medium boil, then add all of the above ingredients in together and let cook for 30 minutes. turn off, let simmer for 10 minutes or until cool enough to eat.
Serve with a piece of Rye bread.
Makes 8 servings.
Guide To Healthy Eating (Part 2)
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