4 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 Tryba is the Chief Content Officer at Taste for Life magazine. Over the past 20 years, her journalism has appeared in Psychology Today and Robb Report, among other national magazines.