Garlic has become more and more popular nowadays since there have been numerous performed researches and they all prove its benefits against numerous illnesses and diseases. It’s especially beneficial against high blood pressure.
Garlic can also decrease the levels of bad cholesterol, it is extremely effective against tumors and it can be used in cases of any heart disease.
Its most powerful substance is called allicin. Garlic has a specific and strong smell and most people avoid it because of that, but it is most certainly very beneficial in the protection of your blood vessels.
It would be the best if you could use it fresh. Never cook it on very high temperatures. It is especially useful when it’s chopped or crashed. Then, it releases more allicin. When we cook it, it loses all of its benefits. You can find garlic in the form of tablets, as an extract or as powder.
How much garlic should you consume?
If you’re experiencing problems with high blood pressure, you should take about 1 gram of garlic every day. You’d better consult the proper dosage with your doctor if you’re taking medicines against high blood pressure. You can’t regulate high blood pressure only by consuming garlic.
According to experts, we should intake about 30 garlic cloves a day. Still, if you’re not a fan of its specific smell and taste, you can consume it in any other form even though the best way of using it is fresh!
If you’re using some medicines regularly, make sure you consult your doctor about how much garlic you should take as it may interfere with some specific medicines and cause various side-effects that will be negative instead of positive!