As far as our general health and fitness is concerned, it’s probably pretty safe to assume that not all of us are doing all that we can to ensure we get enough vital nutrients into our bodies on a daily basis. All over the world, people’s health is generally declining, and unfortunately, the main reason for this is poor diet which lacks basic nutrition. In order to benefit from optimal levels of health and fitness, we need to ensure that the foods and drinks we’re consuming are rich in vital nutrients required by our bodies. If a person’s diet is made up of around 90% junk food, combined with copious amounts of alcohol and sugary drinks, naturally they’re going to be in pretty poor shape. They’ll be overweight, they’ll look older than they are, they’ll look unwell, they’ll feel unwell, and they’ll be unwell, and potentially in danger. On the flipside, an individual that consumes largely fresh and natural healthy produce, with the occasional treat thrown in now and then, will almost certainly look great, feel great, and be in great health physically and mentally. People think of healthy foods as brightly coloured fruits and vegetables, but there is one humble ingredient they don’t really consider, and that is garlic. Garlic is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet and for that reason, here are a few amazing health benefits.
Garlic boosts the immune system
Garlic is one of the most effective foods when it comes to immunity as it has been proven to strengthen and boost the immune system. Our immune systems protect us against illness and disease, so the stronger they are, the healthier we are. The reason for this is that garlic is packed full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other nutrients that all work in conjunction with one another to feed and strengthen immunity.
Garlic helps tackle impotency and boosts libido
When it comes to romantic relations, garlic is often thought to have quite the opposite effect as garlic breath is generally not very attractive. However, studies have found that garlic could help to increase libido and help to tackle impotency. One reason for this is that garlic helps improve circulation, and as we become aroused when blood rushes to our genitals, the more blood that can be supplied, the better the effects.
Garlic is a potent anti-inflammatory
A few of the chemicals and compounds found within garlic have been found to possess potent anti-inflammatory problems, making it a very effective pain killer. Headaches are often brought on by inflamed tissue, which is why we take painkillers containing anti-inflammatories to help combat them. Garlic has the same effect, only it is much safer. It has also been found to be very effective for tackling arthritis as well.
It helps lower cholesterol levels
LDL (bad) cholesterol contributes towards heart disease, strokes, hypertension, heart attacks, kidney and liver failure, and even certain forms of cancer. Garlic contains antioxidants which help reduce the amount of cholesterol promoting free radicals. It also naturally prevents the liver from producing too much harmful cholesterol as well, making us much healthier as a result.