There are several ingredients that are used almost in every modern kitchen around the globe and garlic is definitely one of them.
This vegetable is extremely popular and there is more than one good reason behind its popularity – it tastes great, it provides specific flavor to almost every dish and what is even more important – it is very good for the health.
Consumption of raw garlic can help any person protect and cure themselves from different health issues and every physician advises the use of garlic in the daily diet.
For example, raw garlic can stabilize blood pressure and cholesterol levels. It can also protect us from heart attack and coronary disease. Garlic is also very useful when it comes to easing the symptoms of atherosclerosis.
Only one clove of garlic can aid people dealing with some common health issues like cold, diarrhea caused by traveling, hay fever, insect bites, fungal infections and flu. This vegetable can also help people ease and control the symptoms of extended prostate, diabetes and osteoarthritis.
Garlic is a great immune system enhancer and it has the ability to provide a complete body detoxification. In addition, in case you create a mixture based on onion and ginger you can easily soothe side effects from chemotherapy.
How Can People Use Garlic?
According to most experts, it is the best idea to take garlic in its raw form. The reason why experts give this recommendation is simple – garlic comes with one active and most beneficial ingredient and that’s allicin. This compound loses almost all of its properties when it is exposed to heat.
So, crush and/or slice a clove of garlic and let it stay like that for about 15 minutes. Consume it after that. Once you crush the garlic cloves, you are actually triggering a reaction that boosts bioavailability of allicin.
In addition, you can expect the best results if you consume garlic in the morning or whenever you stomach is empty because it turns out that the body can absorb the nutrients found in garlic in the most convenient way when the stomach is empty.
Organic Honey and Raw Garlic
Take three garlic cloves and mince them well. After that, take one tablespoon of organic honey and mix it with the minced garlic. Eat this mixture on a daily basis and after a few days you will witness great improvement in energy levels and overall health.
Garlic Against Flu
In case you have sensitive skin, it is the best idea to use gloves while making this anti-flu tonic. In addition, avoid touching the eyes because they are very sensitive and can get irritated because of the presence of natural oils in garlic.
- Five chopped garlic cloves
- ½ of chopped yellow onion
- One tablespoon of chopped ginger
- Two chopped red chili peppers
- Organic apple cider vinegar
- Lemon juice obtained from one lemon.
Take one Mason jar with a capacity of 500 ml. Put the chopped onion inside and after that put the garlic. Next, pour the seeds, chili peppers and place the ginger on top of everything else. After that, pour the lemon juice and in the end put the apple cider vinegar. Leave about 1 cm of empty space (or more) between the mixture and the lid. Seal the lid well and put the remedy in a dark and cold place.
You can use your fridge. Start taking this tonic after 24 hours. This tonic has proven to be very efficient against colds, flu and sore throat.