Free Delivery Worldwide >>>

The Health Benefits of Eating Garlic

 

Widely used as flavouring in cooking, garlic (Allium Sativumhas been used for both culinary and therapeutic purposes for over 5,000 years. In ancient Greece, garlic was given to the olympic athletes to boost their stamina.

The Health Benefits of Eating Garlic

Several studies highlighted the therapeutic effects of garlic such as:

1. Decreasing the risk of heart disease

Many experimental and clinical studies supported the use of garlic in reducing the risk for cardiovascular diseases. It has been reported that garlic can reduce the risk of heart disease due to its efficacy in:

  • Lowering blood pressure. Several clinical studies showed that garlic reduced blood pressure in more than 80% of people who suffer from high blood pressure.
  • Reducing the cholesterol level. Regular consumption of garlic helps to significantly reduce the level of LDL (bad) cholesterol and slightly increase the level of HDL (good) cholesterol. 
  • Preventing the hardening of the arteries, hence it helps to boost blood circulation and reduce the risk of heart failure.

 

2. Lowering the risk of developing cancer

Garlic contains potent bioactive compounds with antitumor properties. The regular consumption of garlic can help prevent the development of various cancers.

3. Managing blood sugar level

It has been reported that garlic extract is effective in reducing the insulin resistance. Hence, it is beneficial for those who suffer from diabetes.

4. Protecting liver from toxic chemicals

Several studies highlighted the potential use of garlic in protecting liver from toxic substances. However, further studies are needed to understand the exact mechanism. 

5. Reducing the risk of catching various diseases

Garlic has antibacterial, antifungal, anti-protozoal and antiviral properties that may help lower the risk of catching various diseases.

 

6. Protecting cells and DNA from free radicals

Garlic has antioxidant activities that protect cells and DNA against free radical damage. 

    What is the best way to eat Garlic

    It is best to eat garlic raw. Cooking can significantly reduce its therapeutic benefits.

    I like to add one or two cloves of raw garlic to my meals. I usually chop it into tiny pieces so the taste is not that strong anymore.

    Although garlic has good antioxidant properties, it is not yet suitable for use in skincare formulas. To protect skin against free radicals, oxidative stress and other environmental ageing factors, look for a skincare product that has been formulated with Resveratrol, a superantioxidant with skin-protecting properties greater than vitamin A, C, E, Idebenone, Catechin in teas, Epicatechin in cocoa, Gallocatechin in adzuki beans, Gallic Acid in blueberries and Ellagic Acid in pomegranates.

    Resveratrol is one of bioactive ingredients in award-winning Bio-Collagen Serum and Bio-Collagen Eye & Lip Cream. Bio-Collagen Serum firms and lifts the appearance of skin and reduces the look of wrinkles, lines, sagging skin and age spots. For best results, gently massage into freshly cleansed skin every morning and evening. Follow with Bio-Collagen Ageless Cream, an award-winning restorative face cream with 10 bioactive ingredients to restore skin's elasticity, resilience and radiance.

     

    Author:

    Henry Tianus is a multi-award-winning Anti-Ageing Scientist based in London, UK. Read >>>

     

     

    Recommended Article:

    Ferulic Acid: Antioxidant That Helps Protect Skin Against UV Damage. Read >>>

    You may also like:

    Rose Gold Antioxidant Youthful Serum with 24-karat nano gold, rose extract, allantoin, pro-vitamin B5, saccharide isomerate, prickly pear and cacay oil to help prevent premature skin ageing and reduce the existing signs of ageing.

    Bio-Renewal Face Oil, a rejuvenating radiance oil with blue chamomile, frankincense, coenzyme Q10, cacay and rosehip oil to boost skin radiance, even out complexion and minimise the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and age spots.

    Nano Gold Nourishing Cream with 24-karat colloidal gold, saccharide isomerate, blue chamomile, frankincense, shea butter, rosehip and rice bran oil to prevent skin dryness and minimise the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

    Ultra Smoothing Cellulite Serum Oil with vitamin E, menthol, palmarosa, grapefruit, lemon, rosemary, black pepper and sweet fennel essential oils to firm and smooth the appearance of orange-peel skin.

    Bio-Collagen Serum, an award-winning rejuvenating lifting serum with ultra-low-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid, coenzyme Q10, ferulic acid, resveratrol, vitamin E, nano gold particles, rose and scutellaria extract.

     

     

    Melt Away, a Triple Action Facial Cleanser that can also be used as a makeup remover, deep-cleansing mask and gentle exfoliator.

    Hair Growth Serum, a scalp revitaliser for thinning hair with caffeine, niacinamide, menthol, rosemary, thyme, ylang ylang and cedarwood essential oils to reduce hair loss and stimulate hair growth.

    Ultra Nourishing Repair Balm for Stretch Marks and Dry Skin with vitamin E, Rosewood, Neroli, Prickly Pear, Pomegranate, Sea Buckthorn, Chia Seed and Evening Primrose oil to reduce the appearance of stretch marks, dry patches and signs of ageing. Perfect for dry lips, hands and feet too.

    Bio-Collagen Skincare Collection, the Ultimate Anti-Ageing Skincare Collection to rejuvenate your skin and slow down the signs of ageing. Highly recommended for those in their 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond or for younger people who suffer from premature skin ageing.

    Hair Loss Solution for Men and Women, a set of thinning hair treatment products to rejuvenate hair follicles and stimulates hair growth.

     

     

    Antioxidant Youthful Essence, a multi-award-winning Anti-Pollution Hydrating Mist with allantoin, panthenol, turmeric, ginkgo and blue chamomile essential oil to protect skin from free radicals and pollutants.

    Gentle Eye Cream with caffeine and rosehip oil to reduce signs of ageing and get rid of puffy eyes and dark circles.

    Flower Essence Hydra-Calming Toner with a synergistic blend of nine flower extracts to gently awaken the sense and instantly freshen tired skin.

    Bio-Collagen Ageless Cream, an extra firming and lifting cream with ultra-low-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, n-acetyl glucosamine, coenzyme Q10, argan oil, shea butter, 24-karat gold nanoparticles, vitamin E, gotu kola and rose extract.

    Scalp Stimulator, a pre-shampoo hair root activator for thinning hair with cannabis sativa, rice bran, menthol, vitamin E, rosemary, cedarwood, thyme, ylang ylang and lemon essential oils to revitalise hair follicles and boost hair growth.

     

     

    Overnight Skin Perfector, an advanced complexion repair serum with blue chamomile, liquorice root, panthenol, alpha and beta hydroxy acids to boost cell renewal, even out skin tone and diminish the look of wrinkles and lines.

    Rose and Cacay Hydrating Cream, the award-winning antioxidant hydrating moisturiser with rose extract, cacay oil and saccharide isomerate to boost skin's hydration levels, plump up and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines.

    Hydra Calm, a two-in-one Ultra Comforting Cleansing Cream and Soothing Mask to remove all traces of dirt including makeup, or alternatively to hydrate and comfort sensitive skin.

    Blemish Clearing Serum, a 2% Salicylic Acid Solution to unclog congested pores, regulate sebum production and renew the appearance of blemished skin.

    Chamomile & Cacay Oil, a 100% natural botanical formula with blue chamomile, rice bran and cacay oil to lock in moisture, strengthen skin's natural defense, soothe and revitalise undernourished sensitive skin.

     

     

    Sources: Garlic: a review of potential therapeutic effects, Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine, 2014 Jan-Feb: 4(1): 1–14; Medical News Today, Garlic: Proven benefits, 18 August 2017; Preventing the common cold with a garlic supplement: a double-blind, placebo-controlled survey, Advances in Therapy, 2001 Jul-Aug: 18(4): 189-93.