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5 Reasons Garlic is Great for Your Health

Posted: October 30, 2012 |   Comments

Sometimes called "Nectar of the Gods," garlic tastes great and is great for you, too. Used to treat everything from high blood pressure to the common cold, garlic does so much more than add flavor to your food.

Here are my top 5 reasons to love garlic:

1. It lowers cholesterol.

Garlic inhibits the same enzyme that statins do, without all the side effects.

It's also an antioxidant and helps reduce atherosclerosis by preventing oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or the "bad" form of cholesterol.

2. It protects again cancer.

Garlic is especially good at warding off stomach and colorectal cancers, which affect approximately 164,000 Americans each year and are among the top ten causes of cancer deaths.

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