I love garlic, but it doesn’t seem to love my breath. Nevertheless, I know there are health benefits to eating garlic. So, I walked over to the NIH and did the research. Here’s what I found…
‘Garlic and its preparations have been widely recognized as agents for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. The wealth of scientific literature supports the proposal that garlic consumption have significant effects on lowering blood pressure, prevention of atherosclerosis, reduction of serum cholesterol and triglyceride, inhibition of platelet aggregation, and increasing fibrinolytic activity [1 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4103721/]’.
There are additional potential health benefits to eating garlic such as…
- Anti-tumor effect of garlic
- Diabetes mellitus
- Anti-microbial effect of garlic
- Anti-protozoal properties
- Antifungal properties
- Antiviral properties
‘Cultures around the world have been using garlic in their food preparation for generations. This could be one reason they are often healthier and live longer than we who can’t seem to shake off the standard American diet’ ~ your author
In conclusion, the best I can say though, is if you are single, don’t eat garlic before you go out at night to try to meet someone. You will blow them away as soon as you utter a single word, like ‘hello, glad to meet you’.
Best bet, get married ASAP and both of you eat garlic together. It’s the right thing to do. Get healthier, eat your daily garlic clove even if you are single! If you are a devout garlic lover, try to visit the garlic festival in Gilroy, California!
Source- 1 URL ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4103721/
Website Title Avicenna journal of phytomedicine
Publication Month January
Publication Year 2014
Article Title Garlic: a review of potential therapeutic effects
Date Accessed July 25, 2019
Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.