The Health Benefits of Garlic

Maybe it is because I am Italian but I just love garlic especially raw garlic. I just put it everywhere. It is so good for you. Not everyone finds it easy to digest and most people worry about having garlic breath. The secret is to get  your partner and everyone around you to eat it that way no one can smell it. The health benefits are endless so if you do not enjoy eating it raw or cooked you can take it in supplement form.

Health benefits of garlic

It is good against athletes foot.
It is anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal.
Protects the liver.
Lowers cholesterol.
Is a natural blood thinner.
Is good for the circulation.
It is good for yeast infections.
Strengthens the immune system.
Good for colds and flu.
Good for earaches.

Vitamins and minerals found in garlic

Vitamin C
Vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12.

How to use garlic

Garlic is best used in cooking. In order to get all the health benefits it is best eaten raw. if you do not like it raw you can add it to your cooking towards the end so it still retains the goodness. You can also use garlic as a tincture or take it in a supplement form.

Precautions and side affects

Culinary quantities of garlic are safe but if you take it in larger doses you have to remember that it is a natural blood thinner and will interact with blood thinning medication like warfarin. If you are on any type of medication  please always consult your doctor before taking any supplement.

As I always say, too much of any one thing no matter how healthy can be a bad thing. So please be sensible. Don’t go eating 10 garlic cloves all in one go.  All you need is to use 1-3 cloves in your cooking daily.

Published by daniatrapani

I believe in teaching, educating and making people aware of their health, diet and lifestyle choices. I encourage my clients to understand the importance of a healthy diet as well as a balanced lifestyle in order to achieve optimum results. Each of my clients is treated as an individual and I combine a mixture of nutrition and naturopathy to create a tailored health programme.