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The Many Reasons Why Garlic Is Great

The Many Reasons Why Garlic Is Great

Garlic is considered one of the most powerful natural remedies ever

If ‘Superfoods’ Exist, Garlic Might Be Their King

Garlic is considered one of the most powerful natural remedies ever, and while I doubt it repels vampires (but maybe…), it certainly repels all sorts of nasty bacteria and has such a wide array of health benefits that it would give anyone’s health a significant boost if eaten often enough.

Here are some of the great things garlic can do:

Garlic Helps Circulation

Garlic reduces blood cholesterol levels, which reduces the risk of heart attack. It also protects against heart disease by preventing clots that can cause heart attacks and strokes and helps to reduce high blood pressure.

Garlic juice has shown to be as strong as some antifungal drugs

Prescription For Dietary Wellness

Garlic Helps Detoxify

Garlic has sulfur and hydrogen compounds that are effective heavy metal chelators in helping to remove metals from the body. These compounds also protect against oxidation and free-radical damage which can lead to disease and premature aging.

Garlic also stimulates the immune system by increasing the effectiveness of immune-system cells; this helps to fight microbes and cancer.

Researchers at California’s Loma Linda University found that garlic activates enzymes in the liver to destroy aflatoxin, a strong carcinogen produced by a mold found in nuts, mainly peanuts and peanut butter. Their research also indicated that garlic may suppress the effects of cancer-causing agents in cigarette smoke, charbroiled meats, and air pollution. (Prescription For Dietary Wellness)

Garlic Helps Infection

Garlic, when fresh, is very effective at fighting bacteria, yeasts, and fungi (like candida). Garlic juice has even shown to be as strong as some antifungal drugs. It is recommended to use garlic for mild (non-threatening) infections related to the mouth, ears, throat, stomach, or skin.

Garlic To Treat Lead Poisoning

A study was conducted on the effects of garlic on lead poisoning in chickens and the results were very positive, indicating that garlic contains chelating compounds that are able to assist the elimination of lead from the body. This is helpful for those who eat meat (like chicken) that has been grown in a lead polluted environment. Human studies were also done, which confirmed that garlic was as effective (and in some cases more effective) as a chelation drug, and significantly safer; safely concluding that garlic can be recommended to treat mild-to-moderate lead poisoning.

Garlic can be recommended to treat mild-to-moderate lead poisoning.

What Else Can Garlic Do?

According To Prescription For Dietary Wellness, garlic has a plethora of health-promoting benefits that make it vital to our health. Here are some of those benefits:

Acidophilus growth stimulant Antibacterial agent
Antifungal agent
Antioxidant and antiaging agent
Antiradiation treatment
Antistress agent
Antitumor agent
Antiviral agent
Heavy-metal chelation agent
Immune-system enhancer
Liver-protective agent

Prescription For Dietary Wellness also states that certain health problems may be helped by garlic. These health problems include:

Allergies Arthritis
Asthma Atherosclerosis
 Bronchitis  Cancer
 Canker sores  Cardiovascular disease
 Carpal tunnel syndrome  Circulation
 Colds/flu/persistent fever  Diabetes
 Excessive sweating  Excessive unexplained weight loss
Fatigue Fungal diseases (candidiasis, athlete’s foot, etc)
Gastrointestinal disorders Hemorrhoids
High cholesterol High toxin levels
High triglycerides Hypertension
Pneumonia Sore throat
Swallowing difficulty Swollen lymph nodes
Vaginal discharge Varicose veins

To Conclude

It’s obvious that garlic has some serious benefits to your health, so aim to include it in many of your meals or take it in supplemental form. Remember to check the warning on the label of the supplement. Since garlic is so potent it can affect people on anticoagulants, pregnant and breastfeeding women, and people with low blood pressure. Basically, if you have any type of health condition, do your research as to the safety of garlic in high/supplemental doses.

Also, do not take garlic if you are a vampire. I have no evidence to support this, but it just seems like a good idea right?


Phyllis Balch, James Balch. Prescription for Dietary Wellness
Avery Pub. Group. 1998. Print


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