Garlic a breath of fresh air
I like a lot of others have recently suffered from a bad chest infection it was the type that created breathing problems as soon as my head hit the pillow on going to bed. I could not sleep for coughing. I remembered about eating raw Garlic. I chomp a few cloves while eating a meal or a sandwich, I do not really like the taste of Garlic, but used to consume it years ago at any sign of a cold appearing. It really made me feel well, even though my breath smelt like a gas works, the smelly breathe was worth putting up with for the relief I got as the Garlic cleared up my chest and made it much easier to breathe. Garlic is a wonderful plant unless you are allergic to it, some people are, so should refrain from consuming it. Luckily I am not one of these people, so will consume it until my chest clears up completely, sorry for the Sulphur smell that accompanies me, if you happen to to have to sit next to me on the bus. : ) About Garlic Garlic is a mini-storehouse of minerals. Manganese, Copper, Iron, Zinc, Sulphur, Calcium, Aluminium, Chlorine, and Selenium are all part of the minerals contained in Garlic. One hundred grams, or 3 1/2 ounces, of fresh Garlic will supply the following: • Copper 0.30 mg • Iron 1.7 mg • Manganese 1.12 mg • Phosphorous 153 mg • Selenium 14.2 mg • Zinc 1.16 mg • Garlic is one of the oldest known medicinal plants, and it's been credited with fighting heart disease, lowering blood pressure and helping to fight off colds.
Garlic was worshipped by the ancient Egyptians, chewed by Greek Olympian athletes and thought to be essential for keeping vampires at bay!
It is also good for zapping bacteria, keeping your heart healthy, warding off coughs and colds Garlic has been found to have antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal activity.
A Czech study found garlic supplementation reduced accumulation of cholesterol on the vascular walls of animals.
"Bring on the Garlic"
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