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Put Garlic To Work For You
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Put Garlic to Work for You

One of the major conditions associated with hypertension and other coronary ailments is high cholesterol. Cholesterol is made by the liver and is transported through the body via the circulatory system for the purpose of supporting cell functions. Cholesterol may also be generated by the foods we eat daily. There are two types of cholesterol: Good cholesterol HDL (high-density lipoprotein) and bad cholesterol LDL (low-density lipoprotein). Cholesterol must be available in the body if it is to function properly, but when cholesterol levels become excessive, the circulatory system is obstructed and we run the risk of developing coronary heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and other devastating ailments.

If it has been determined that your cholesterol level is high, particularly your LDL, you should make every effort to bring your cholesterol back within acceptable range. Perhaps the simplest and easiest way to do this is through modifying your diet. Diets rich in fiber and low in saturated and trans-fats are quite cholesterol friendly. They tend not to exacerbate cholesterol levels and in some cases they have been found to lower high cholesterol. It has also been shown than when certain herbs like garlic is added to our diet the impact on lowering overall cholesterol level is markedly enhanced.

The use of garlic as a healing plant dates back to ancient times. Its uses range from fever reduction to curing internal maladies. In modern civilization, garlic has been found to be effective in lowering blood pressure and helping to protect the body against heart diseases and stroke. Additionally, controlled studies have shown that garlic is also effective in helping to manage diabetes, preventing fatigue and relieving stress. No doubt, all of these findings are due to garlic’s ability to clear out the circulatory system and cleanse if from those substances that obstruct the easy flow of blood and reduce the elasticity of the arteries and veins.

Garlic may be taken in several forms: it may be cooked in your food to add flavor, it may be eaten raw, it may be included as an ingredient in a health drink or a smoothie and it may also be taken in supplement form. It has a rather pungent taste when eaten raw so most people prefer to include it in their meals or take it in supplement form. If you want to reap the full benefit of garlic however, I recommend eating one or two cloves a day, raw. Go ahead, try it. You’ll get use to the taste after a while.

Garlic is a powerful natural food that helps the body in many ways, especially in terms of protecting you against many coronary problems precipitated by the presence of high cholesterol. You can manage the level of cholesterol in your blood by simply including garlic in your diet. This natural remedy is available at you local supermarket for just pennies a day.


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