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
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|
||Antioxidant and antiaging agent
|Heavy-metal chelation agent
Prescription For Dietary Wellness also states that certain health problems may be helped by garlic. These health problems include:
|Canker sores||Cardiovascular disease|
|Carpal tunnel syndrome||Circulation|
|Excessive sweating||Excessive unexplained weight loss|
|Fatigue||Fungal diseases (candidiasis, athlete’s foot, etc)|
|High cholesterol||High toxin levels|
|Swallowing difficulty||Swollen lymph nodes|
|Vaginal discharge||Varicose veins|
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?