Saturday, 24 December 2016

GARLIC: the Elixir of life

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The Garlic is one of most potent nature's gift to man. Since ancient times garlic has been used in form or other for various ailments and weaknesses in our body. some the benefits of consuming Garlic are provided below,  check them out.
Garlic contains a Compound called Allicin: Many clinical studies have showed that garlic/allicin has the ability to lower total cholesterol, LDL, or “bad cholesterol” and triglycerides, and increase HDL cholesterol. This in turn may aid in the prevention of heart-related conditions such as heart attack, atherosclerosis, and stroke. In addition, garlic/allicin may support the overall health of the circulatory system, which may help in lowering the risk of heart attack and strokes.
Improved Libido: the garlic cloves when consumed on daily basis replenishes the need to micronutrients in our body. Some of the most important micronutrients present in garlic are Vitamin B Complex and Zinc. Both these micronutrients have been proven to have positive impact on the reproductive system of our body as it promotes the secretion of sex hormones (testosterone). So eat on garlic and boost your sexual health.
Highly Nutritious and low on calories: Calorie for calorie, garlic is incredibly nutritious.
A 1 ounce (28 grams) serving of garlic contains:
·         Manganese: 23% of the RDA.
·         Vitamin B6: 17% of the RDA.
·         Vitamin C: 15% of the RDA.
·         Selenium: 6% of the RDA.
·         Fiber: 1 gram.
·         Calcium, copper, potassium, phosphorus, iron and vitamin B1.
Garlic also contains trace amounts of various other nutrients. In fact, it contains a little bit of almost everything we need. This is coming with 42 calories, with 1.8 grams of protein and 9 grams of carbs.

Common Cold and Illness: The garlic has been used for thousands of years in India and China for Common Cold and its related illness. It has proved to be anti-inflammatory and anti bacterial properties in many research studies. On can have one or two cloves in morning with warm water and see the effects by oneself. I have found it effective on my personal experiences.


Reduce High Blood Pressure: since garlic contains compounds that lower cholesterol in our blood it reduces our high blood pressure as well.


The Blood Purifier:
Tired of covering up those zits with concealer every morning? It's time to tackle the root cause of acne by purifying your blood from inside to get healthy skin on the outside. Take two cloves of raw garlic with some warm water everyday, early in the morning and consume a lot of water the entire day. If you're looking to shed some pounds, squeeze the juice of half a lemon in a glass of luke warm water and have it with 2 cloves of garlic in the mornings. Garlic will help to cleanse your system and flush out toxins

Anti-bacterial and Anti-parasitic:
Garlic is one of the best kept medicinal treasures of the past era - it has been used as an antibiotic to treat bacterial, fungal and parasitic infections for the last 7,000 years. Studies suggest diluted garlic extract helps children with tapeworm infections. A garlic-based mouthwash may not sound like fresh, minty breath but a very small quantity of its extracts is sufficient to ward off cavity-causing bacteria.

Healthy Skin and Hair
The invigorating properties of garlic protect the skin from the effect of free radicals and slow down the depletion of collagen which leads to loss of elasticity in aging skin.  Applied topically, garlic does wonders to skin infected with fungal infections and  it also provide relief from skin ailments. It is also an effective remedy for fungal infections like athlete's foot and ringworms.


 Caution:
1. Asthma patients should not consume garlic as it may have side-effects.
2. Garlic should be avoided before surgeries or medical operations.

3. Do not consume more than 2-3 garlic cloves in a day without consulting a doctor because its over dose can cause problems in blood clotting and blood loose its viscosity to dangerous levels which can lead to hemorrhage. 

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