Garlic is good for your sex life. Is this a folk tale? Is it factual? Is it both? Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’ll take a look at garlic’s effects in the bedroom.
The benefits of garlic are all over the place these days. We all know that garlic contains potent antioxidants. These are the molecules that prevent the oxidation of other molecules. Imagine the browning of a freshly sliced apple and you’ll get an idea of oxidation within the cells of your body. Science also tells us that garlic contains antibiotic, decongestant, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and anti viral properties.
Science also bares out the claims of your Russian Auntie in the old country: Garlic is good for the blood. It is known to lower cholesterol, improve blood flow, and lower blood pressure. These are all important when it comes to healthy love making.
But there is more than folk lore and tradition behind garlic’s aphrodisiac reputation. There is chemistry: according to Jill Fullerton-Smith, in her book The Truth About Food, “Garlic causes the body to release nitric oxide into the bloodstream. So does Viagra.”
So don’t be shy about the garlic this Valentine’s Day. Take care of your health, your heart and your love life with a proven winner. Garlic is good for you. It’s cheaper than Viagra and doesn’t have those embarrassing side effects.