I have been heavily researching garlic for months now and can tell you that there are a good number of studies addressing the health benefits of garlic. In short, it may help your heart and reduce inflammation and is also known for its healing abilities.
Garlic is an amazing ingredient that imparts a unique and wonderful taste to the food it is cooked with. As an added bonus, if you like garlic, it encourages you to eat your vegetables.
According to experts, the consumption of six roasted garlic cloves on a daily basis can provide impressive effects, as follows:
1st hour –The garlic is digested in the stomach and feeds your body.
2-4 hours – It starts to destroy cancer cells and prevent free radical damage.
4-6 hours – the metabolism begins to recognize its beneficial properties, and it helps the elimination of excess fluids and fat in the body.
6-7 hour – The antibacterial properties of garlic start to operate and destroy any bacteria found in the system.
6-10 hours –the nutrients found in garlic have provided effects on a cellular level, so the body is not protected from oxidations.
10-24 hours – Due to the intake of this miraculous vegetable, the body undergoes a process of deep cleansing, which leads to:
- Strengthened immune system
- Improved bone strength
- Lowered and improved blood pressure levels
- Boosted longevity of cells
- Eliminated fatigue
- Regulated cholesterol levels
- Prevention of cardiovascular problems
- Prevention of the entrance of heavy metals in the body
- Improved athletic performance
Scientists have long suspected that the active ingredient in garlic is a substance called allicin. A recent study from Queen’s University showed that it is actually a decomposition product of allicin that has the most potent antioxidant activity.