Despite its unique taste, garlic is one of the healthiest natural foods on the planet, offering a wide range of health benefits.
It is a powerful natural antibiotic that supports heart health, prevents heart disease and a heart attack, treats colds, flu, fungal infections, diarrhoea, and controls diabetes, osteoarthritis, and enlarged prostate. Garlic strengthens the immune system and detoxifies the body.
Also, The University of Maryland Medical Center revealed some of its most promising uses as well:
“…garlic is used to help prevent heart disease, including atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries (plaque buildup in the arteries that can block the flow of blood and may lead to heart attack or stroke), high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and to boost the immune system.
Garlic is rich in antioxidants. In your body, harmful particles called free radicals to build up as you age. This may contribute to heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Antioxidants like those found in garlic fight off free radicals, and may reduce or even help prevent some of the damage caused over time.”
You should note down that it is best to use it raw since heat decentralises allicin, its active ingredients, chop them, leave them aside for 15 minutes, and then consume them. To reap all its health benefits, consume it on an empty stomach, to absorb all its nutrients.
If you combine garlic with honey, it will optimize your health and boost your energy levels. Just cut 2-3 garlic cloves finely, and then add a tablespoon of honey. Stir well and consume on a daily basis.
In addition, you must try the following garlic flu tonic:
- 5 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
- 1 tablespoon ginger, chopped
- 2 red chilli peppers, coarsely chopped
- 1 lemon, juiced
- Raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar
Make sure you wear gloves in order to protect your hands from irritations and rashes due to the potent natural oils of the ingredients.
Then, in a Mason jar, add the chopped garlic on a layer. Then, add a segment of the hot peppers, add the ginger. Next, pour the lemon juice over them, and finally, pour the apple cider vinegar. Leave a centimetre of free space from the rim, seal well, and store the jar in the pantry.
Take this natural antibiotic to relieve the symptoms of common colds, flu, and a sore throat.