The Healthy Choice
Garlic is more than just a savory ingredient - it's a "superfood" with many potential health benefits. We're compelled to remind you that this isn't a medical site, and any information here shouldn't substitute for care by a MD.
Studies have shown that regular consumption of garlic can lower blood pressure, inhibit coronary artery calcification and decrease platelet aggregation, reducing the risk of stroke and thrombosis. It can prevent the oxidation of cholesterol in the blood stream and inhibit the formation of atherosclerotic plaques, which lead to heart disease.
Garlic health benefits:
- can lower blood pressure
- can reduce risk of stroke and thrombosis
- may reduce risk of colon cancer
- is antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal
- contains Vitamin C, allicin, selenium and manganese
- is anti-inflammatory
Garlic's allicin is also a powerful antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal capable of killing harmful microbes, making garlic a natural antidote to colds, flu and infections. Garlic's ajoene has been shown to shrink the tumors of skin cancer patients. Garlic also contains anti-inflammatory enzymes that reduce the symptoms associated with a host of inflammatory conditions, from arthritis to asthma.