Health benefits of Garlic
• Lung cancer risk
People who eat raw garlic at least twice a week has a lower risk of developing lung cancer. Garlic may potentially serve as a chemo-preventive agent for lung cancer.”
• Brain cancer
Organo-sulfur compounds found in garlic have been identified as effective in destroying the cells in glioblastomas , a type of deadly brain tumor .
Adding garlic to your diet help to lower the levels of hip and joint osteoarthritis.
• A powerful antibiotic
Diallyl sulfide, a compound in garlic, is very effective in fighting the Campylobacter bacterium. The Campylobacter bacterium is one of the most common causes of intestinal infections. Raw garlic has the potential to reduce disease-causing bacteria in the environment and in our food supply.
• Heart protection
Garlic contains heart-protective chemicals. Diallyl trisulfide, a component of garlic oil, helps provent heart from failure. Garlic oil may help protect diabetes patients from cardiomyopathy. Cardiomyopathy is the leading cause of death among diabetes patients. It is a chronic disease of the myocardium (heart muscle), which is abnormally thickened, enlarged, and/or stiffened. Garlic oil possesses significant potential for protecting hearts from diabetes-induced cardiomyopathy.
• High cholesterol and high blood pressure
Garlic improves blood lipid, strengthens blood antioxidant potential, and causes significant reductions in systolic and diastolic blood pressures. Garlic reduces high cholesterol levels, and also blood pressure in the patients with hypertension.
• Prostate cancer
Garlic consumption reduces the risk of prostate cancer.
• Preterm (premature) delivery
Microbial infections during pregnancy raise a woman’s risk of preterm delivery. Intake of food with antimicrobial and antiviral compounds like Garlic may help to lower risk of spontaneous premature delivery.
• Garlic and the common cold
Prophylactic use of garlic may decrease the frequency of colds in adults. Therefore, you can enjoy garlic in a variety of ways to reap its benefits.
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