Garlic is one of the world’s most commonly used spices and one of the most powerful natural remedies as well. Besides improving the flavor of our meals, garlic has numerous health benefits to offers thanks to the unique combination of nutrients it contains.
For centuries, garlic has been used against almost all diseases and conditions known to man. Consuming the vegetable regularly can reduce the risk of heart disease and atherosclerosis by lowering your blood pressure and high cholesterol levels. This will also reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke. Garlic can also help treat colds and the flu as well as digestive problems such as diarrhea. It works great against but bites and can fight fungal infections and the onset of inflammatory conditions such as osteoarthritis. Furthermore, consuming garlic regularly can significantly boost your immune system.
In general, experts recommend consuming garlic raw, as it is most beneficial in this shape. When consuming it, you need to crush the clove first, then leave it aside for about 15 minutes – this will allow it to release allicin, the main active compound in garlic which is responsible for most of its healing properties. Experts also suggest consuming garlic on an empty stomach so you can reap most of its incredible benefits.
And, although powerful on its own, garlic is even more beneficial when combined with honey. Simply chop a few cloves and mix them with a bit of honey, then consume the mixture every day to boost your energy levels and immune system as well. Here’s another powerful tonic that will shield your body from a variety of ailments:
- 5 garlic cloves (chopped)
- 5 onions (chopped)
- 2 red chili peppers
- 1 tablespoon ginger root (chopped)
- 1 lemon (juiced)
Add a layer of the thinly sliced onions in a mason jar, then continue with a layer of garlic, red chili peppers and ginger. Now, squeeze the lemon over the layers then top the jar with ACV. Close it tight, put the jar in a dark and cool place and leave it for a couple of days. Afterwards, take a teaspoon or two of it in order to boost your immune system and treat colds, the flu and other infections easily.
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