Friday, December 12, 2014
"Garlic has many health benefits ranging from heart health, anti-inflammatory and can kill bacteria among others. Below is a summary of the health benefits of garlic.
1. Cardiovascular Benefits
Garlic has cardioprotective properties which aids in helping the person have a healthy heart and circulatory system. Garlic is proven to aid in the reduction of blood levels of cholesterol and triglycerides. However, the more protective effect of garlic is the protection of blood cells from being oxidized by free radicals and from inflammation. When there are oxidative stress and damage on cells, it can also lead to vessel damage. This damage on the blood vessels is the culprit for many cardiovascular diseases. Atherosclerosis is one of the factors in reduction of blood supply to the different parts of the body, increased blood pressure, heart attack and even stroke. Allicin, Diallylpolysulfides, S-allylcysteine, and flavonoids are the phytochemicals responsible for protecting the cardiovascular system from due damage and illness."
Full article here - www.youthhealthmag.com/articles/4724