Studies: Garlic Helps Treat Over 160 Different Diseases and 14 Types of Cancer

Garlic Helps

Garlic has been used widely as a flavoring in cooking all over the world for thousands of years, but also it has been used as a medicine throughout ancient and modern history. Records indicate that garlic was in use when the Giza pyramids were built, about five thousand years ago.

However, many of my friends have told me they are not very big fans of garlic. But recent research might be enough to convince them to add garlic to their daily diet. Research has found that garlic could be one of the most promising natural remedies for over 160 different diseases, including 14 cancers!

It is believed that garlic can prevent millions of deaths annually. Garlic has been shown to be effective in the treatment of three of the most common causes of death in the world: infections, cardiovascular disease and cancer.

  • Infections

Research has found that garlic has powerful antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral effects and has been confirmed to kill many infections responsible for millions of deaths in undeveloped countries. This includes (among many others) Herpes Simplex 1 and 2, candida, H. pylori infections and HIV-1.

Given the number of people dying from complications stimulated by infection, the powerful antimicrobial effect of garlic makes it a great preventative treatment. You have to wonder why garlic isn’t used enough.

  • Cardiovascular Diseases

Perhaps you’ve heard about how great garlic is for the heart. My in-laws have joined the bandwagon of garlic to proactively prevent cholesterol rise. Instead of taking their chances as many others who take Lipitor and other drugs, they are doing holistic choice. Here are some of the benefits:

  • Protects your body from harmful free radicals
  • Reduces inflammation of blood vessels
  • Prevents clotting
  • Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol

Implement garlic in your daily meals to benefit from it.

  • Cancer

Even though we need further studies to have solid evidences, garlic shows promising results when it comes to treating cancer, and we’re moving into right direction. Garlic has been shown to fight against these cancers:

  • Leukemia
  • Breast cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Cervical cancer

How to prepare garlic?

It may be obvious to you that you can (and should) take garlic in your meals. But did you know you could eat raw garlic? A 2013 study in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology found that anti-inflammatory effects of garlic were much stronger when taken raw. Of course, not everyone can handle raw garlic. Fortunately, there is a way to get almost the same effect of raw garlic when cooked.

Here’s my secret: mince, dice, or chop the garlic as you would normally … and then wait. It has been found that one of the active ingredients of garlic, allicin, occurs when you chop or crush garlic. Leave your garlic stand for at least 5 minutes before cooking it. It is enough time to produce allicin, the source of many of the health benefits of garlic.

Now that you’ve got the technique try some recipes and stay healthy.

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