Garlic has been used for ages by the people all around the world. It offers great taste to numerous dishes but as well as it incorporates a wide range of health benefits and for that reason it is considered a “super food”.
It is known to be the best natural antibiotic which can easily fight off flu, cold, hay fever, fungal infections, diarrhea triggered by travelling and bug bites.
Furthermore, it keeps the blood pressure and cholesterol levels under control, and thanks to its use you can prevent the occurrence of heart attacks, coronary heart illness, and as well as atherosclerosis.
In addition to all this, it can relieve the symptoms of diabetes, osteoarthritis, and an enlarged prostate. It boosts the immunity, enhances the body’s ability to get rid of the toxins, and when combined with onion and ginger, it can detoxify the body after chemotherapy.
What is the best consumption of garlic?
Naturally, the best consumption is when consumed raw, but prior consuming it you need first to crush and chop the clove and let it sit for around 15 minutes. In this way the active ingredient present in garlic, known as allicin will be released. This is very crucial because when the bulb of the garlic is crushed there is a reaction that causes the allicin to be more bio-available.
You need to know that it always has to be consumed on an empty stomach because if the stomach is filled with food, the absorption process of all the nutrients contained in the food will be hampered.
In order to obtain all the magnificent benefits that garlic has you can try the following garlic remedies:
- Garlic Flu Tonic
While preparing this tonic make certain to wear gloves as if you are a person with sensitive skin some of the natural oils used in it can trigger a skin rash or burns. Likewise, make sure not to rub your eyes during its preparation.
- 5 garlic cloves (sliced)
- ½ yellow onion (sliced)
- 2 red chili peppers (sliced)
- 1 tablespoon of chopped ginger
- Raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar
- 1 squeezed lemon juice
- A mason jar of 350 – 500 ml
In a mason jar place the sliced garlic and onion. Then add the chili peppers, but do not remove the seeds. Next include the ginger. In a separate bowl squeeze the lemon and remove its seeds, and after that include it into the jar. Finally, add the apple cider vinegar but do not fill the jar with it up to the brim, but leave 1 cm at the top. Close the jar with a lid and place it on the counter.
This tonic will help you whenever you are having a cold, flu or sore throat.
- Raw Garlic and Honey
It is a simple preparation just mix 1 tablespoon of honey and 2-3 sliced garlic cloves. Take this mix daily and boost your health and energy levels.