If You Don’t Eat Garlic Daily, You Are Missing OUT On These Massive Health Benefits
Written by: Lindsay Sibson
You might say that you want to get the most “bang for your buck” when shopping for food.
I know I DO.
However… you should also want to get the most “BENEFIT for your buck.”
What I mean by that is that you want to purchase foods that are not only economical, but also provide your body with massive health benefits.
When it comes to a food with both “bang” and “benefits,” look no further than GARLIC.
Those little white bulbs have so much more than just a strong smell, they also have STRONG health benefits.
Take a read below to learn more about WHY you need to add garlic to your diet today!
What IS Garlic?
- A perennial herbaceous plant, which is part of the onion family
- Grows from an underground bulb
- Called a head, consisting of clustered cloves
- Has beneficial phytonutrients and minerals
- Loaded with antioxidants
What Makes Garlic So POWERFUL?
Garlic contains a rockstar compound called allicin, which is known for having the following properties:
The key to unlocking the power of allicin is that it is ONLY activated when the garlic is cut or crushed! It is not directly present in the whole garlic bulb or clove itself.
Therefore, to receive the benefits, it is best to cut or crush garlic and let is sit before using it. This allows the creation of the beneficial enzyme, allicin, to be triggered.
Benefits Of Garlic
|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
|Helps Clear Acne
- Contains the organic compound allicin
- Stops the damaging effects of radicals and kills bacteria
|Strengthens Hair Growth
- High keratin content
- Keratin is the protein that hair is made of
- Stimulates fortification and growth
|Enhances Physical Performance
- Increases your endurance during exercising
- Helps reduce fatigue
|Works As A Natural Antibiotic
- Allicin is responsible for the antibacterial properties of garlic
- Enhances the ability of your white blood cells to help fight off infections
- Stimulates other immune cells to help them fight bacterial and viral infections
- When consumed raw, it helps reduce inflammation
- Improves circulation
|Fights The Common Cold
- Helps fortify your immune system
- Antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties
- Can be used to relieve earaches, sore throats and coughing
|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
|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
How To Eat More Garlic
If chomping on garlic isn’t “your thing,” there are many of other methods to GET MORE garlic into your daily diet. Try out one of these ways today:
NOTE: Choose organic garlic in order to best receive these incredible health benefits.
Have a garlic recipe or tip to SHARE? Please WRITE to 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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