Garlic can do many good things for you.
- It helps to lower your cholesterol.
- Helps to reduce blood pressure.
- It’s an antioxidant.
- It’s anti-bacterial.
The thing we like about garlic most is it helps to reduce the cholesterol levels in our blood. There are two types of cholesterol HDL and
LDL, LDL being bad for us. Garlic contains allicin which scavenges hydroxyl radicals (OH). This is turn is thought to prevent LDLs from being oxidised. The result may be different for some people.
Lowering your blood pressure can be a huge benefit to your health and living longer. Again allicin plays a part in this by thinning the blood and by acting on the adrenal system.
Garlic is also a natural ACE Inhibitor. As the body increases production of angiotensen I-converting enzyme (ACE), blood pressure
increases. Pharmaceutical ACE inhibitors work by blocking the formation of ACE. Glutamylcysteine is a natural ACE inhibitor, and adenosine helps to dilate artery walls. Garlic contains both. Hydrogen sulfide and high allicin content also give garlic its ability to inhibit angiotensin II and dilate arterial walls. (from natural health remedies)
Allicin performs many tasks in our body; it’s a natural antioxidant by increasing enzymes atalase and glutathione peroxidase in your
blood. This helps slow the aging process of your liver by inhibiting lipid peroxidation. (from natural health remedies)
Garlic has 1% of the potency of penicillin and can ward off a number of bacteria such as Listeria, Salmonella, E. coli, Cryptococcal
meningitis, Candida albican and Staphylococcus. The problem with most antibiotics is that bacteria develops resistance to them, however this is not the case with garlic. (from natural health remedies)
So taking a daily dose of garlic can have many more benefits than I first thought. So I guess you can teach an old dog a new trick.