Healthcare Tips and Topics
There are records of garlic being used as medicine as far back as 5,000 years ago in Sanskrit documents. The Chinese have been using it for at least 3,000 years. And now we have research to tell us what those people already knew.
Garlic has been shown to be protective against atherosclerosis and heart disease. Studies have concluded that garlic can lower total serum cholesterol levels and also raise HDL cholesterol, the good cholesterol.
Garlic has also been shown to decrease blood pressure.
Garlic may offer some protection against some cancers. It has been shown that regular garlic consumption can protect against colon cancer.
Garlic is antimicrobial and antifungal. There is extensive research on garlic and its effects on the immune system. Try this the next time you feel a cold coming on:
Take a clove of garlic, peel it, pierce a hole in it with a fork tine and put it in the microwave for 3 seconds. Pop it in your mouth, chew it and swallow. If you think garlic is rough, imagine what tiny germs think of it! They run for their lives but it sure is hard to outrun the almighty GARLIC!!!!!!!!!
An apple a day really does keep the doctor away, Apples are loaded with the powerful antioxidants quercetin and catechin, which protect cells from damage - that means a reduced risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease, especially if you eat the skin. Research shows that the apple peel contains five times more polyphenols than the flesh. Apples and their skins pack a lot of fiber too (about twice that of other common fruits, including peaches, grapes, and grapefruit), which may help fight the battle of the bulge.