Thus was named a popular 1980 film homage by the late Les Blank to the wonders of the “stinking rose”. But just what is so amazing about garlic? The bountiful bulb is rich in antioxidants that include sulfur-based compounds, flavonoids and dozens of other health-promoting constituents. These phytochemicals help quench free radicals, and their sulfur content boosts the detoxification powers of your liver. Garlic is also rich in selenium, an essential component of the antioxidant enzyme glutathione peroxidase, also known as our “master” antioxidant.
In “Garlic for Health”, Dr. Benjamin Lau writes that “garlic apparently stimulates the body’s immune system, particularly enhancing the macrophages and lymphocytes which destroy cancer cells.” In 1996, Dr. Herbert Pierson of the U.S. National Cancer Institute noted that “garlic is a veritable pharmacopeia. That’s why garlic has been found in every medical book of every culture, ever. For thousands of years, garlic has been used for the treatment and prevention of disease. So there has to be something there.”
That about says it all, doesn’t it?
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