7 Reasons You MUST Use Garlic DAILY (And HOW To Use It)
Written by: Lindsay Sibson
Slice it, dice it, smash it, dry it.
Garlic is one of those versatile herbs that can instantly add bold flavors to a dish and transform it into a powerhouse of flavors and aroma.
WHAT Is Garlic?
Garlic is a perennial herbaceous plant that is part of the onion family. It grows underground from a bulb and forms a “head” that consists of a cluster of garlic cloves. Not only is it loaded with antioxidants, but it also has beneficial phytonutrients and minerals.
What makes garlic so powerful is a compound called allicin, which is known for having the following properties:
However, allicin is not directly present in the whole garlic bulb or clove itself. The key to unlocking the power of allicin is that it is ONLY activated when the garlic is cut or crushed!
To receive the benefits of garlic, it is best to cut or crush it and let it sit before using it. This allows the creation of the beneficial enzyme, allicin, to be triggered.
To ensure you are receiving the BEST dose of health benefits, only buy ORGANIC garlic. It comes in many forms, so if raw garlic doesn’t suite your palate, you can use:
7 Reasons You MUST Use Garlic Daily
|Supports Heart Health
- Reduces total serum cholesterol and triglycerides
- Increases good cholesterol (HDL)
- Natural blood thinner
- Has the ability to relax blood vessels
- Effective in lowering blood pressure
- Helps prevent clotting
|Creamy Roasted Eggplant Spread
|Reduces Your Risk Of Cancer
- Helps to prevent the growth and spreading of tumors
- Has been linked to reducing:
- Lung cancer
- Breast cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Colon cancer
- Prostate cancer
|Homemade Honey Garlic Vinaigrette
|Enhances Physical Performance
- Increases your endurance during exercising
- Helps reduce fatigue
|Raw Garlic Infused Honey
|Strengthens Hair Growth
- High keratin content
- Keratin is the protein that hair is made of
- Stimulates fortification and growth
|Garlic Honey Roasted Cauliflower
- When consumed raw, it helps reduce inflammation
- Improves circulation
|Healing Garlic Soup
|Improves Bone Health
- Packed with manganese, zinc, vitamin C and vitamin B6
- Facilitates the formation of bones and connective tissue
- Aids with bone metabolism and calcium absorption
|Works As A Natural Antibiotic
||Honey Garlic Remedy
Alright, alright… so you may have a bit of stinky breath from consuming this powerful health-boosting (yet strongly aromatic) food, but incorporating this flavorful and versatile plant into your daily diet will help give you vibrant health!
What’s your favorite way to use garlic? Share with us in the comments below!
Lindsay Sibson turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into a reality when she first stepped on a plan in April of 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging and pursuing a blissfully happy and fulfilling way of life.
Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life. Connect with her on her website and follow her travels on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/_traveloholic_).
Through her blog, Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life.
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