Garlic, living snugly in its paper-like cocoon possesses properties so powerful that consuming one measly raw clove a week is enough to enhance your well-being and erase emotional and physical scars. Hailing from Central Asia, this humble and delicate, yet powerful and potent crop rightfully dubbed “Stinky Rose” is a valued member of the onion family whose other members include shallots, leeks and chives.
Garlic adds a certain distinction and depth to bland dishes; however, that is not all that this crop can do. Legend has it that garlic contains aphrodisiacal powers and can protect against evil and vampires of course. Stinky Rose has also been used in the world of alternative medicines for centuries, providing strength to the feeble and health to the ill. Today, more folks are choosing to ditch the pills and eat their bulbs instead as its impressive list of health properties becomes more proven.
Health Benefits of Garlic:
- Strengthens the immune system
- Garlic is a natural antibacterial, antifungal, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory agent
- Reduces the risk of certain cancers, including prostate, skin and colon caner
- Garlic Can lower blood pressure and normalize cholesterol levels
- Fights off free radicals
- Garlic is an awesome internal detoxer
- Improves kidney function
- Can clear troubled skin
- Improves circulation
- Kills off bad GI bacteria and encourages the growth of good bacteria
- Lengthen lifespan
In addition to exercising, staying hydrated and eating a nutritious diet, one raw clove of garlic a week can help you to look and feel your best, however, moderation needs to be practiced. Garlic is potent and powerful remember, so start slow (maybe a half a clove a week). Also, talk to your doctor, especially if you suffer from a preexisting condition or garlic can actually work against ya. I make no claims that garlic can cure anything, so please exercise caution.