Bellevue Nutrition | The Amazing Powers of Garlic!

The famous quote by Hippocrates: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” speaks to the powers of the amazing fragrant bulb, garlic. The first historical references date back to Sumerian clay tablets, circa 2600BC. Garlic has been used for thousands of years now, as both medicine and food! Read on to find out more about its’ amazing powers.

*During WWII, garlic was used to treat infected wounds and dysentery.

*As an antiviral, anti-fungal and antimicrobial garlic has been found effective in the fight against salmonella, E. Coli, and mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria responsible for TB. It can also thwart staph and strep bacteria, and one study found it more effective than penicillin in combating typhus! It also reduces H. pylori, the bacteria responsible for ulcers, and helps maintain a healthy gut.

*As an anti-fungal garlic effectively vanquishes athletes foot, vaginal yeast infections, and cryptococcal meningitis.

*People who consume garlic on a regular basis have fewer colds, and the colds they do have resolve much more quickly. Garlic also helps prevent the flu virus, and if you do contract a virus it will help reduce cramping and spasms from coughing.

*Garlic is cardioprotective, protecting against all manner of heart disease. It’s also an effective way to lower blood sugar and prevent diabetes. Further, it offers protection against cancers, heavy metal poisoning, worms, and liver damage.

*As a super nutrient, garlic is rich in B vitamins, minerals and flavonoids.

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