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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Foods that Heal: Garlic

Foods that Heal: Garlic

This first food is one that we all know and love. We all have it in our cabinets in some form, it tastes awesome on any Italian dish, and if you eat too much of it, your date has to be a really good sport to hang around.

Garlic is one of my favorite foods that heal. Garlic has antimicrobial, antiviral, and antibacterial properties. It can be used to heal wounds, kill infections, and boost immunity. Garlic is also a great source of NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine) which is a powerhouse antioxidant and a precursor to Glutathione (the body’s main defense against toxins).
Of course the best way to reap the benefits of garlic is to take it daily, but it is also powerful enough to be used at the first signs of illness or to prevent infection in a fresh wound. Fresh, organic, raw cloves of garlic quartered and taken orally give the body a boost to fight of illness.
That’s not all of the benefits though. It has also been proven to help lower high blood pressure, lower cholesterol, assist healing with digestive system disorders, and has anti-cancer properties. In addition, it also promotes cardiovascular health when taken daily.
Here is a link to read in depth about many of Garlic’s benefits.

Fortunately for me, my husband is a garlic fanatic so we don’t smell it on each other. We always have fresh cloves in the refrigerator to take daily. This remedy is cheap, easy, and effective. So the next time you feel a cold coming on, keep it at bay along with all vampires and reach for some garlic.

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