This versatile healing herb also contains powerful antioxidants nutrients like vitamin A and C, and has compounds that are effective defenders against oxidation and free radicals. Garlic can aid in the detoxification of peroxides such as hydrogen peroxide and can also help in preventing fats from being oxidized and deposited in tissues and arteries. Studies on aged garlic extract have shown that the aging process substantially boosts garlic’s antioxidant levels. Garlic can also protect against DNA damage by keeping blood vessels healthy and also protect against radiation and damage to the skin by sunlight. Aged garlic extract can reduce your blood cholesterol levels and thus also lower your chances of getting a heart attack and or stroke.
Here are three great recommendations for dish types that involve lots of garlic:
- Almost any good Italian dish will have garlic in it (lasagna, pizza and spaghetti Bolognese in particular) so feel free to try plenty of it. Just take it easy of the pastas as they can counter your waistline, focus more on the sauces which are packed with veggies and plenty of garlic.
- Chinese food recipes also include lots of yummy garlic. Garlic is famous in the orient not only for its delicious smell and flavor but also for its great health benefits in curing the common cold, cancer high tuberculosis and blood pressure.
- Latin cooks have been trained to use plenty of garlic for their dishes because of their dark robust aroma and savory creamy taste which have made Latin dishes famous and they believe that it can also increase your energy and endurance.