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Health benefits of eating garlic daily

Garlic is normally just seen as an ingredient to add to other foods to bring out the meal's flavour but it also has medicinal properties. During medieval times Europeans believes that it could protect against plague. We're not making any great claims like that, but you'd be surprised at the health benefits it offers.

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Consuming garlic on a regular basis helps your body's biological activity in various ways. The allin in garlic helps the body to remove free radicals. You'll need to chew a fresh garlic clove to get the full benefit.

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Garlic also contains several other compounds but none have been proven to aid your health. Studies continue which aim to determine if enzymes and water-soluble chemicals found in garlic have positive health benefits.

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Garlic also contains several other compounds but none have been proven to aid your health. Studies continue which aim to determine if enzymes and water-soluble chemicals found in garlic have positive health benefits.

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There's not yet enough evidence to allow us to make the claim that garlic consumption can prevent cancer but studies by the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in America are pointing towards this conclusion.

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Researchers looking into garlics affect on cancer cells have found that the oily compounds found within garlic suppress the growth of cultured human breast cancer cells.

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Evidence suggests that consuming garlic on a daily basis helps keep your LDL levels in a healthy range. LDL, or Low-density lipoprotein, is known as "bad cholesterol" because if your levels are too high, you risk developing heart disease.

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Evidence suggests that consuming garlic on a daily basis helps keep your LDL levels in a healthy range. LDL, or Low-density lipoprotein, is known as "bad cholesterol" because if your levels are too high, you risk developing heart disease.

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Chewing garlic regularly is safe as there are no significant side effects. The chemicals in garlic often have some unpleasant gastrointestinal effects though.

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Be prepared for bad breath, bloating and nausea if you decide to chew garlic on a daily basis.

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Be prepared for bad breath, bloating and nausea if you decide to chew garlic on a daily basis.

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