4 Heart Benefits of Garlic

Heart Benefits of Garlic
  1. Consuming garlic fights against hardening of the arteries.
  2. People with high blood pressure who consume aged garlic extract can reduce their blood pressure significantly.
  3. Garlic consumption can modestly reduce blood cholesterol.
  4. Two cloves of garlic a day—or the equivalent in supplement form—is the recommended minimum amount.
Sources: 

“Aged Garlic Extract Supplemented with B Vitamins, Folic Acid, and L-Arginine Retards the Progression of Subclinical Atherosclerosis” by M. J. Budoff et al., Prev Med, 8-9/09
“Garlic Reduces Dementia and Heart-Disease Risk” by C. Borek, J Nutr, 3/06

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Lynn aims to empower people to make informed decisions about their health and wellness by presenting the latest research on exercise, nutrients, herbs, and supplements in reader-friendly ways. She has a deep respect for the power of food as preventive medicine and believes that small steps in the right direction make a big difference.