Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Garlic Health Benefits

Apart from being a popular food seasoning, garlic is also a great herbal remedy for a variety of ailments, ranging from common cold to cancer.

Health Benefits of Garlic

Combat cold
The sulfur compounds in garlic can enhance the immune system and thus can help fight combat cold. Add two cloves of garlic in the microwave for 25 seconds. Let it cool down, peel and eat it.

Support cardiovascular health
Several studies have shown that regular intake of garlic may moderately cut cholesterol and help keep blood pressure in check.

Treat urinary tract infections
In addition to cranberry, garlic may also helps overcome urinary tract infections. Amanda Ursell, author of 'The Complete Guide to Healing Foods', revealed that garlic has natural antibacterial properties.

Prevent Cancer
Garlic contains allyl sulfur and expert believed that the compound can slow down the growth of certain cancers, particularly breast cancer, colon cancer, and skin cancer.

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