Garlic is an amazing vegetable which has its rightful place in the list of “super foods”. Aside from its extraordinary taste and flavor for which is used in various cuisines around world it contains extremely potent health benefits.
Garlic is of great assistance when blood pressure and cholesterol need to be regulated and kept under control. Further on, it is perfect prevention for serious diseases like cardiovascular ones, atherosclerosis and heart attack. Likewise, it prevents and solves common health issues like diarrhea occurring during travelling, hay fever, flu, cold, fungal infections and bug bites.
Moreover, it aids in fighting against signs of diabetes, enlarged prostate, and osteoarthritis.
It provides extra power to the body when eliminating toxins and boosts the immune system. The combination of garlic, ginger and onion will help your body to quickly detoxify itself after excruciating chemotherapy treatment.
What is the best way to consume it?
The best possible effects of garlic will be gained if consumed raw. Garlic contains an active ingredient called allicin which is spread out by heat. The garlic cloves need to be crushed and sliced, and leave them like that for 15 minutes prior to their consumption. This procedure is crucial as when the garlic clove is crushed it activates a reaction that makes allicin more bio available.
However, have in mind to consume it on an empty stomach as if it is full it will disturb the process of absorption of every food nutrient.
Prepare a mix of raw garlic and honey
All you have to do is to mix 1 tablespoon of honey with 2 to3 chopped garlic cloves. This combo should be taken every day so that your energy levels are boosted thus making you healthier.
Garlic Flu Tonic
It is very important to know that if you are a person with sensitive skin, you must wear gloves because some of the natural oils contained in the tonic may cause rush or burning sensation, and most of all do not rub your eyes.
- 5 garlic cloves (roughly chopped)
- 2 red chili peppers (roughly chopped)
- 1/2 yellow onion(roughly chopped)
- 1 tbsp. of ginger(chopped)
- 1 squeezed lemon juice
- apple cider vinegar (raw and unfiltered)
Preparation: Use a 16 oz mason jar, and put in it the roughly chopped onion and garlic. Then continue adding the red chili peppers and the chopped ginger.
Next pour the squeezed lemon juice without the seeds in the jar. At the end, pour the apple cider vinegar and leave approximately1cm of space at the top. Now, close the jar and store it on the counter.
You have prepared an efficient remedy for cold, sore throat, and flue.