Did you know that garlic contains
more than 100 biologically useful chemicals, with tremendous health benefits?
Here are just a few of them.
Here's why you
should be munching on garlic!
Pregnant? New research suggests that
garlic is very beneficial if taken during pregnancy.
This is a condition when your blood pressure increases, and there is excessive protein retained in the urine.
If you take garlic during pregnancy, it cuts the risk of you developing
Boosts the baby's weight
Taking garlic boosts the weight of
babies in the womb. Thus, when they are born, they are heavier than they
would have been if you hadn't taken garlic. Some babies are born too small,
so garlic is a definite boon in these cases.
Garlic plays an important role in
reducing the 'bad' cholesterol in the body. There have been numerous studies
of the effects of garlic on reducing cholesterol, and they have well substantiated
this fact. So if you have high cholesterol, increase your garlic intake.
It also helps reduce blood pressure.
Reduced risk of
Reduced cholesterol and blood pressure
translates into a reduced risk of heart attacks and heart diseases.
Did you know that garlic plays the
role of an aphrodisiac? Garlic improves blood circulation, and also helps
prolong an erection! Great help for temporary impotence. Of course, the
smell can bring your raised libido crashing down!
Yes, garlic also helps reduce the
risk of cancer, due to its anti-carcinogenic properties. It helps prevent
cancerous compounds from forming and developing into tumors. It also inhibits
the growth of tumors. In fact, tumors that have already formed can be reduced
by 50 to 70 percent by increasing garlic intake!
Garlic helps prevent blood clots
from forming, and it's extremely beneficial especially if you are prone
to blood clots in the legs. Garlic also helps regulate blood sugar. It is a natural antibiotic, and it has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.
How To Take Garlic
Mash 2-3 small cloves of garlic and eat it raw or boiled, before going to sleep. You could have it with a glass of milk or with water. Avoid taking garlic in the daytime as the smell may linger.
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