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Benefits Of Eating Raw Garlic

Garlic not only makes food delicious, it
may also have a number of health
Some of these benefits are more likely if
you eat your garlic raw, since cooking it
may reduce the amounts of certain
chemicals garlic contains.
Before adding large amounts of garlic to
your diet or taking garlic supplements,
speak with your doctor as garlic can
interact with certain medications and isn’t
safe for everyone in amounts greater than
those used in cooking.
Below are some awesome health benefits
Lowers Cholesterol
Medical students who consumed 10 grams
of raw garlic each day for two months
significantly lowered their cholesterol
levels, according to a study published in
the “Journal of Postgraduate Medicine” in
1991. Another study, published in the
“Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical
Sciences” in October 2006, found that raw
garlic consumption increased beneficial
HDL cholesterol levels, while decreasing
total cholesterol, although the difference
wasn’t large enough to recommend using
garlic as the only method for lowering
Offers an Anti-inflammatory Effect
If you suffer from an inflammatory
condition, it may help to consume raw
garlic. A study published in “Food and
Chemical Toxicology” in August 2013
found that garlic had an anti-inflammatory
effect, with raw garlic exhibiting a stronger
effect than garlic that had been heated.
The levels of a compound called allicin
were greater in the raw garlic, which is
most likely the reason for its greater
Improves Insulin Sensitivity
A decrease in insulin sensitivity increases
your risk for Type 2 diabetes. Consuming
raw garlic may help improve your insulin
sensitivity, thus lowering your risk for
diabetes, according to a preliminary study
published in “Nutrition & Metabolism” in
2011. However, this study used rats, so
further research is necessary to see if the
same benefit exists in humans.

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