In this post, I’m going to talk about the relationship between garlic and heart disease, and how it is extremely important to consume garlic on a daily basis in order to not only lower your heart disease risks but to also increase your overall health.
Indeed, garlic is going to play a very important protective role when it comes to your cardiovascular health, and in this post, I’m going to show you how:
- The first benefit garlic has on your cardiovascular system is limiting cholesterol buildup.
One of the most important benefits of consuming garlic when you are suffering from heart disease or cardiovascular condition is lowering cholesterol buildup in your arteries and blood vessels.
I know that this is going to sound very difficult, but it’s the truth, garlic contains very powerful sulfur compounds that are going to unclog your arteries and help blood flow, which is very important, especially if you are suffering from high blood pressure, which is fantastic because garlic has also been shown to lower high blood pressure healthily.
However, this doesn’t mean that you should use garlic as a medication, indeed, garlic is just a food, it’s not to be relied on, especially when dealing with such a critical problem such as heart disease!
Instead, you need to lower your fat intake as much as possible, most importantly, you need to lower animal products in your diet as much as possible, and substitute them with beans, dark green leafy vegetables, whole grains and whole wheat products, they are by far the healthiest foods you can consume when you are suffering from heart problems and heart disease.
As mentioned in many of my previous posts, garlic can be very powerful if you are suffering from high blood pressure, but the best way to limit this condition is to change your diet for the better and to avoid foods that are fatty and contains lots of processed elements.
- The second benefit is limiting cholesterol oxidation.
Cholesterol oxidation is not only dangerous for your cardiovascular system, but it’s also extremely dangerous for your sexual health and most importantly, for your brain function!
Let’s not forget that our brain, sex organs, and in fact, all our body, is filled with tiny blood vessels that if clogged, your vital organs are not going to work properly and may even have troubles and cause deadly health problems.
Well, most people who had strokes had a history of high cholesterol, which is terrible.
The amazing thing about garlic isn’t the fact that it’s going to lower cholesterol in your blood, it’s not, and many research have proven that garlic isn’t really beneficial when it comes to cholesterol production in your body, however, the main benefit comes from the fact that garlic is going to lower cholesterol oxidation in your blood stream, which is very important in order to lower cholesterol buildup in your arteries and blood vessels as well.
This is very important as it creates added protection for your cardiovascular health and for your brain as well.
- And the third benefit is flooding your body with healthy antioxidants.
Antioxidants are important organic compounds that are going to limit free radical interaction with your DNA and most importantly, with cholesterol molecules.
And this is the reason why you get oxidized cholesterol molecules in your blood, it’s because you don’t have a lot of antioxidants to protect your arteries.
By increasing your garlic intake, daily intake to just three cloves a day, you are not only going to flood your body with highly essential antioxidants, but you will also limit your cardiovascular disease and stroke risks dramatically.
Please, if you have a question concerning garlic and heart disease, why don’t you post it in the section below, I will be more than happy to help you: