Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Whole Foods: Goodness of Garlic

Garlic is highly regarded throughout the world for both its medicinal and culinary value; consuming large amounts of pungent raw garlic may be good for your heart, but not necessarily your social life.

They are a rich source of heart protective substance called “thiosulfinates”, these sulfur compounds best known for causing eyes to water, are thought to lower blood pressure and break up potentially harmful clusters of platelets in the blood stream.

Garlic has been clinically evaluated for lowering blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose concentration as well as for the prevention of arteriosclerosis and cancer.

Garlic is an excellent source of minerals and vitamins that are essential for optimum health, they contain potassium, iron, copper, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc and selenium, vitaminB6, vitamin c.

Try adding some garlic to your cooking, not only adds flavor and zest but you may be getting some health benefits you never knew about.

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