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08-07-2015

9 Ways The Humble Garlic Helps Your Body Heal Itself

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Eat garlic raw before breakfast to maximise the health benefits

Garlic is a pungent-flavoured plant bulb used to flavour food when cooked. It is also known as the 'Stinking Rose' and is used in herbal medicine to combat a number of diseases and ailments. When garlic cloves are crushed, chopped or chewed a compound known as allicin is produced and it is this which aids the human body. Heating or drying the cloves stops the production of allicin so to get the most our of the garlic, eat it raw mixed with something palatable like chopped tomatoes and pepper in a salsa or with plain yogurt as a kind of dip. After crushing fresh garlic, let it sit at room temperature for 10 minutes to gain the most benefit from the allicin produced, as this is the optimum time for this compound. Make sure to consume two or three cloves at a time to help your body heal itself from the inside, and eat the garlic as soon as it is ready because allicin starts to break down after roughly an hour or so. Eating the garlic on a completely empty stomach, before breakfast, is reported to give the best results of all so consume it before doing anything else each morning.

Just before you start eating garlic, make sure you are not allergic to it as there are some people who are very sensitive to it. Some of the side effects are harmless enough, like suffering from increased stomach gas, but others are more serious such as skin rashes and trouble with breathing. If you suffer from these things, seek proper medical advice and stop consuming raw garlic.
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1 - How to use garlic as a natural detoxifying foodstuff

Raw garlic contains sulphur which helps our bodies get rid of unwanted toxins. The way it does this is by stimulating the liver to make detoxifying enzymes which filter the bad toxins from the bloodstream. Detoxing gives you the feeling of wellbeing and lightness and it helps the digestive system to work efficiently. Some people make detoxing part of their routine by setting aside time once a month or every few weeks to change their diet for the health benefits. Raw garlic can be used alongside other detoxifying ingredients like apple, beetroot, carrot and parsley in a smoothie or a salad dish. Garlic also cleanses the gut and kills parasites and bad bacteria in the intestine which helps balance the digestive systems and ensure everything is working as well as it should.
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