Eat More Garlic
With spring approaching quickly it’s time to start planning our summer gardens. With all the health benefits of garlic why not save a bit more space to plant garlic this fall ?
Garlic is one of the healthiest foods we can eat. Garlic is bursting with vitamins and nutrients including protein, potassium, Vitamins A, B, B2 and C, Calcium, Zinc and many others, which all aid health and wellness. But garlic’s most notorious compound is allicin which is most prevalent in crushed, raw garlic.
The following article reveals the benefits of eating raw garlic in regards to preventing colon and colorectal cancer:
Research has shown that women who regularly ate garlic (along with fruits and vegetables) had a 35 percent lower risk of colon cancer. Another study also found that those who consume high amounts of raw garlic have a lower risk of stomach and colorectal cancers.
When you add raw garlic in your diet, the fresh clove must be crushed or chopped in order to stimulate the release of an enzyme called alliinase, which in turn catalyzes the formation of allicin.
Allicin, in turn, rapidly breaks down to form a number of different organosulfur compounds. So to “activate” garlic’s medicinal properties, compress a fresh clove with a spoon prior to swallowing it, chop it finely to add to a salad, or put it through your juicer to add to your vegetable juice.
To read the full article please click on this link: Dr.Mercola