GARLIC & HEALTH
Test shows that garlic has the ability to reduce the formation of cancerous cells.
Garlic is shown to actually block cancer causing compounds from forming, and slow the growth of tumor cells.
Garlic helps lower our cholesterol levels.
It raises our HDL (good) cholesterol levels, prevents LDL (bad) cholesterol from building up on arterial walls.
This reduces the chances of plaque forming in our arteries.
It has also been shown to lower cholesterol levels by 9% in people who ate 2 cloves of garlic per day.
Recent studies have also shown it to protect the aorta.
The aorta is the heart blood vessel that maintains blood pressure end flow while the heart is pumping.
Age, poor diet and environmental factors such as smoking can damage the aorta, causing it to stiffen.
Studies have also shown that regular consumption of garlic slows the aging of the aorta end helps keep it flexible.
Another heart benefit of garlic is its ability to help control our blood pressure by thinning our blood and prevent the forming of clots.
Studies have shown that garlic extract improves immune function, giving our natural defense system a boost, and helping it conserve our levels of antioxidants in our system. It is this strengthening of the immune system that aids in its support for other health related conditions.
Garlic has been known for its anti-bacterial properties. Bacterial cells died when they were saturated with garlic.
Garlic is known to have not only antibacterial but antiviral and anti-fungal abilities as well.
It is effective against intestinal parasites, recurrent yeast infections and the growth candida albicans is slowed by garlic.
With this in mind, it should be considered only as an aid to antibiotics in fighting infections, as it is not enough to replace them.
Garlic can help by stimulating T-cells that help fight infection.
Garlic has also been found to be helpful to those dealing with impotence.
Studies have proven this to be true.
We know that garlic aids in blood circulation and keeps veins and arteries youthful, but that is only one way it helps with impotence.
According to researchers, to obtain an erection an enzyme is required called nitric oxide synthase, and compounds in garlic stimulate the production of this enzyme in people who suffer from low levels of it.