Top 5 Benefits of Garlic to Improve Your Health

By Paul Scicluna, 4 May 2015

 
 

I’m a huge advocate of using natural herbs and spices to improve your health and heal your body. And one of my favorites is garlic. The benefits of garlic are many, and if I have a recipe that includes say 2 cloves of garlic, then if I’m cooking for myself then I’ll double or even triple the portion!  I don’t even worry about the garlic breath.

Not only does it give your meals a delicious flavor sensation, you get a lot of nutritional goodness as well as naturally boosting your immune system. So if you’re not having garlic, aim to introduce this into your diet. Now if you’re lucky enough then growing garlic yourself is best, but if not, head to your local market and buy it fresh.

Avoid buying the store bought packaged varieties that are minced, crushed, flavored or the like. Usually additives, artificial flavors, colors, preservatives and other potentially toxic products are added to them. You won’t get the maximum nutritional garlic benefits and will be causing more harm to your body.

Not only is garlic so nutritious, garlic has powerful anti-biotic, anti-viral and anti-fungal characteristics. Top 5 benefits of garlic include:

1.      Boosting your immune system

2.      Reducing cholesterol

3.      Lowering blood pressure

4.      Detoxifying your body

5.      Helping to prevent diseases and illnesses

Now, I’d like to share with you an article that Melanie Grimes wrote recently – it’s about how to make your own garlic powder for an easy, inexpensive way to improve health and add flavor to meals.  You can check it out HERE.