Garlic is a medical marvel and not everyone is aware of the medical benefits that one can derive from garlic. If you want to get the most medicinal benefit from garlic then you should smash, crush, press or cut it into the smallest portions possible because this releases all those healthy nutrients that are good for you. Another good thing about garlic is that is can be eaten raw or cooked but make sure you don’t over cook it because that takes away or destroys all the health benefits you receive.
Consuming garlic on a regular basis will help you to lower your level of cholesterol. As you age, one of the effects is higher cholesterol. Lowering your cholesterol is important because a high cholesterol level can lead to strokes, and it can increase your chance of having a heart attack. Cholesterol is some what like a fatty substance and it can travel through the blood and clog up your arteries and this is what causes heart attacks and strokes. Of course there is good cholesterol and bad cholesterol. The bad cholesterol does the damage to your health but the good cholesterol helps the body get rid of the bad cholesterol by forwarding it to the liver where it is filtered out of your body. So you can probably see why you need garlic as a means of reducing cholesterol.
Garlic has an amazing ability to stop cancer cells from growing. It even stops these cells from multiplying and dividing. Garlic even kills different types of bacteria. It also thins the blood which allows blood to flow that much easier through out your body. Garlic has been proven effective in ridding the body of certain bacteria. This is very promising because sometimes the body can become used to antibiotics and when this happens they are no longer effective, but the body does not get used to garlic in such a manner therefore it remains an effective means of getting rid of bacteria. Garlic is outstanding in terms of the benefits your heart and circulatory system receive. Garlic has been known to have anti-fungal qualities as well.
Digesting a clove of garlic can even help your immune system function more effectively and efficiently. Garlic has been proven to be very effective in stopping the growth of tumors and it has also been shown to be very effective in decreasing their size as well. If you want to reduce your risk of heart disease then regular consumption of garlic will do that as well.
I consume garlic about 3 or 4 times a week in a variety of foods including salads and with red kidney beans. There are so many different foods that you add garlic to.
Of course you want to refer to your doctor before you start consuming garlic in lieu of medical advice.