Health Benefits of Garlic

Garlic Bulbs

Garlic is one food that we often take for granted in our day-to-day meals. However, aside from hunting vampires, garlic offers incredible health benefits. We at Corine’s Cuisine are not afraid to use garlic in our sauces because of its tasty and enriching materials. Our sauces No. 10, No. 3, and No. 23 all contain garlic. Garlic features a compound called Allicin, which benefits the body in multiple ways. These include fighting against weight gain, blood pressure, cholesterol, colds, and even cancer. Take a look below to see how Garlic helps defend against unwanted health conditions.

 

Weight Loss

The low-calorie count in garlic allows for a more nutritious addition to your daily meals. Not only that, but the garlic allows your brain to realize when it is full faster than normal, keeping your eating habits much more regulated.

 

Reduce Blood pressure

Like high cholesterol, high blood pressure levels can be reduced when high doses of garlic are taken in. Studies have suggested that the garlic compound expands the blood cells, keeping the blood pressure regulated.

 

Lowers cholesterol

Garlic has previously been prescribed for those with high LDL cholesterol levels. It has been shown to lower the LDL while leaving the HDL (good cholesterol) alone. This is a great assist for anyone working to prevent the risk of heart disease.

 

Strengthens the Immune System

Regular supplementation of garlic creates many great immune system benefits. It is antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and stimulates the development of Natural killer (NK) cells, which are white blood cells that are more alert to fight against dangerous cells. Cases of colds and flu have also been shown to decrease for those who regularly eat garlic.

 

Helps prevent Cancer

Studies have shown that the people who moderately consume garlic have a lower risk of developing most cancer cells. A certain compound in garlic, Diallyl disulfide (DADS) has been shown to inhibit colon, blood, skin, and lung cancer cells specifically. Ultimately the right meal plan for cancer prevention should always come from your trusted doctor.

 

Sources:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16475702

https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/diet/garlic-fact-sheet

https://thetruthaboutcancer.com/benefits-onions-garlic-natures-weapons-cancer-2/

http://www.health.am/weightloss/more/garlic-for-weight-loss/

Rick Turner