So what are the benefits of eating "Garlic" other than "social distancing"? Sorry I couldn't resist.
Well, first and foremost . . . it has natural antibiotic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.
Garlic is a species in the onion family. And as I have continually spoken about how important it is to rebuild our "immune system", the compound in garlic helps to do just that.
Whole garlic contains a compound called "alliin" and it's effective against controlling the "bad" bacteria in our gut. The potency of this little clove is about 100 times more effective than the most popular antibiotics at fighting the Campylobacter bacterium, one of the most common causes of intestinal illness.
And remember from previous Health Tips that an overgrowth of "bad" bacteria in the intestines is the most significant reason that we are all ill with some kind of illness condition or disease.
So what else does garlic do? . . . . Well . . . garlic boosts immunity . . . it appears to kill cancer cells and may reduce the risk of colon cancer by 35%. Garlic also works as an anti-inflammatory reducing sore and inflamed joints or muscles. This anti-inflammatory can even help burn belly fat and detoxification of the body.
It improves cardiovascular health by its positive impact on your arteries and blood pressure. You see . . . red blood cells turn the sulfur in garlic into hydrogen sulfide gas that expands our blood vessels, making it easier to regulate blood pressure.
Garlic's antioxidants and antibacterial properties can clear up your skin by killing acne-causing bacteria.
It's excellent for athlete's foot problems because its an antifungal and fights this fungus.
And guess what? . . . . while we all use it as a food ingredient . . . it is also effective for increasing blood flow to the sexual organs. Some experts believe that garlic is a very powerful aphrodisiac. (That's if you eat garlic on a regular basis.)
Side Note . . . However if you're taking blood-thinning medication, consult your healthcare provider before using garlic as an antibiotic because large doses of garlic can amplify the effects of this medication.
So get your "social distancing " on and eat some garlic today.
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