Eating garlic every day can help you live longer
The Greek physician Hippocrates is often quoted as saying “let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food”. There’s such a lot of truth in this, but what does this actually mean? One of Hippocrates secrets to lasting health was garlic, and he often prescribed it to his patients for its restorative power and life-extending potential.
I’m a massive garlic fan and add garlic to many of my meals and dishes. In addition to it tasting good, garlic is a functional food.
Garlic is packed with anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, meaning it’s great at warding off infection. It contains high levels of vitamin C, known to for its immunity-boosting and disease-fighting properties.
Garlic also has a high potassium content that can help the body absorb essential nutrients, helping your digestive system do its job properly. And not to forget it also has anti-inflammatory compounds that can help our musculo-skeletal and respiratory systems.
Garlic even has an ingredient for helping your body to detox naturally. It contains several sulphur compounds that activate the liver enzymes responsible for expelling toxins from the body. It also has allicin and selenium, two important nutrients that play an important role in protecting the liver from damage.
Most of us will cook garlic straight after crushing or chopping, which doesn’t allow enough time for enzyme reactions that boost the healthy compounds in garlic. To get the most out of the garlic, it’s recommended to crush it at room temperature, and let it sit for about 15 minutes. Avoid cooking it at high heat – try eating it raw or lightly cooked for maximum health benefits (p.s. parsley is excellent for combatting garlic breath!).
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Yours in good health