Nutritional properties of onion and garlic are well known for millennia. They contain large quantities of vitamins – particularly A, B1, B2, C – and many minerals such as sulfur, phosphorus, iodine, potassium, silicon and calcium.
History of Mankind and … Garlic
Many old documents mention the therapeutic properties of garlic. For example, the pyramid builders of ancient Egypt were eating garlic, radishes and onions to prevent diseases. Also, Romans were using a lot of garlic in their diet. In those days, garlic was the miracle food and medicine able to treat more than 60 diseases and illnesses. However, even today, folk medicine recommends frequently the use of garlic especially in cases of obesity and hypertension.
Garlic is a vegetable with so many healing qualities known for a long time, with a lot of benefits for the human body. In addition to its special role in the proper functioning of your cardiovascular system, garlic is a highly effective antibiotic, can help your digestion and protects you against carcinogens.
Garlic and Your Digestive System
Eating regularly onions, radishes or garlic facilitates the proper functioning of your digestive system and strengthens your resistance to viral and microbial attacks. More than that, the consumption of these miraculous vegetables leads to dermal regeneration and to maintaining a healthy and beautiful skin. Allicin is the major active element of garlic, and is a powerful antibiotic chemical component. Garlic is also rich in selenium another important and critical element. Selenium is well known for his ability to combine with heavy metals, creating compounds chemically inert and harmless to human body and that will be eliminated in a natural way.
Garlic and Your Cardiovascular System
Garlic has stunning effects on the cardiovascular system. Garlic can control coronary artery spasms and tachycardia that are responsible for producing angina and myocardial infarction, thereby improving cardiac performance. In plus, garlic prevents clots and arterial thrombosis.
Research has shown that regular use of garlic in your diet is one of the best and effective methods of prevention and even, treatment of atherosclerosis. It reduces the “bad-cholesterol” or low-density lipoprotein (LDL) that is responsible for the formation of “atheromas” (an accumulation of debris and macrophage cells in artery walls), and in the same time, increases the amount of “good-cholesterol” or high-density lipoprotein (HDL) that is extremely efficient against atherosclerosis.
The vasodilator effect of garlic is manifested mainly in peripheral arteries such as brain, lower limb or retinas. Therefore, garlic is a great remedy for headaches or against muscle cramps, which occur especially in the legs.