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Ten Proven Health Benefits of Eating Garlic

Aids digestion Digestive problems may be solved by daily inclusion of garlic in your food. This digestion problem may be caused by poor diet, side effects… Denis Courtney - January 25, 2017

  1. Aids digestion

Digestive problems may be solved by daily inclusion of garlic in your food. This digestion problem may be caused by poor diet, side effects of some medicines and diet changes. Some of these digestion problems include ulcers, reflux and indigestion. Garlic helps in the normal functioning of both the small and the large intestines for the purpose of good digestion. This use of garlic was discovered over three thousand years ago. Garlic is known to be anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-parasitic. This quality gives it the ability to tackle diarrhea, dysentery and even colitis. Raw garlic contains alliin which when chopped; minced or crushed it joins alliinase to form allicin that gives the garlic its healing property. The garlic compound begins to work immediately garlic enters into the stomach as it dissolves almost immediately.it is then absorbed in the small intestines where it dissolves further. Garlic should be taken raw but if you are unable to to take it raw then boil it a little because its healing power is reduced by heat. Garlic should be consumed in small amounts for large amounts of garlic intake may lead to severe stomach upsets. The best way of using garlic for digestion purposes is by adding it to your food during cooking.

For better results garlic may also be used as spread on garlic avocado spread where the avocado is mashed with garlic cubes. Garlic for digestion may also be steeped in olive oil which can be used on foods as spreads, dressing or can be added in other dishes. You can also go for garlic chaser, whereby, you put some garlic powder in your drink. Garlic protects the liver from harm as much as it triggers the liver to remove toxins from the body. Garlic is important as it triggers the mucous membrane of the uterus to prods mucus. This forms a stomach lining that prevents the gastric juices which has higher pH from corroding the stomach lining hence causing stomach upset and indigestions. Garlic has a natural sulpher component that confers not only a pungent smell and taste but also antioxidants that aids in digestion. Hence garlic is known to solve most digestive problems. Garlic also aids in dealing with intestinal gases due to its exemplary properties.

  1. Inhibits cancer

    To start with, cancer is a genetic disease containing super uncontrolled cell division. Garlic contains a lot of chemical components that are known and have been researched to protect against a lot of diseases including cancer, breast cancer and stomach cancer according to scientific findings can be prevented by garlic. Perhaps the health benefit of garlic can be traced back to photochemical which, during the extraction process are produced. This photochemical includes; ally cysteine and N-Alfa-fructose arginine. Gallic cultivated with selenium fertilizes a natural garlic mostly prevent human cell from cancer development and spreading. Garlic in prevention and reduction of cancer cell is better option because unlike chemo that targets cancer tumor cell garlic targets the cancer stem cell.

Diallyl trusulfide commonly known by its abbreviation DATS is a byproduct of garlic which is metabolic and has been proven to inhibit the growth of the cells resulting from breast cancer in vitro and in vivo. ’To control cancer, genes which promote cancer cell division must be complete be done away with.

Allicin which is a product of garlic has been proven to contain growth inhibitory properties for cancer cell. The allicin will the fight the cancer cells that are present and inhibit others from growing or multiplying. Thus the presence of allicin   in fresh garlic takes part in the altered morphology of cancer cells and growth reduction of the cancer cells.

The regular intake of Allium vegetable, garlic being in of them also helps in the control of cancer cells in the body. Some types of cancer that can be relieved by the allium vegetables includes the following; endometrial cancer, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, esophageal cancer, breast cancer, hepatic c anger and cancer of the pancreases.

In the treatment of skin it has been found out, through scientific research that molecular mechanism of garlic which is derived from a component ally sulfides aids in the inhibition of the progression of skin cancer. Allyl induces endoplasmic reticulum, and mitochondria-mediated apoptosis including the capsize-dependent. Garlic especially deals with the cancer of the lungs ant cancer of the digestive system.  For those with cancer history in their families, garlic is the best preventive medicine.

Other than the above named importance, garlic has its own side effects. This is; bloating, stomach upset, bad breath, gas and digestion problems are some of the problem related with garlic. So when using garlic one should be very careful while using garlic. People on blood thinning medication should avoid using garlic because it may temper with the functioning of the medication. People with HIV too should avoid using garlic for it may block the Human Immunodeficiency Virus drugs

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