Consumption of garlic can provide you with many health benefits. This highly nutritious vegetable is known for its ability to treat and prevent many diseases.
Garlic comes in the form of a bulb and each bulb contains about 10-20 cloves. You can consume just 6 cloves to heal your body in just 24 hours. But, most remedies use little amounts of garlic such as half a clove.
The active compound in garlic is known as Allicin, an organosulfur compound. Allicin is the mainingredient responsible for the broad-spectrum of anti-bacterial activity in garlic. Studies also showed that allicin is responsible for anti-blood coagulation, lipid-lowering, anti-cancer, anti-hypertension, anti-microbial and antioxidant effects.
It’s wonderful what happens to your body in just 24 hours from consuming roasted garlic. Garlic has been used in the treatment of diseases for centuries. Studies and modern medicine have discovered many healthy properties and uses of garlic, our ancestors did not know.
What Happens to Your Body When You Eat 6 Cloves of Roasted Garlic?
The best part of garlic’s powerful healing benefits are they start working within just 24 hours.
Allicin compound enters your body through the digestive tract and travels all throughout the body. This happens within the first hour of consuming garlic.
In 2-4 hours, the compounds present in garlic start to destroy cancer cells. As per the National Cancer Institute, “Protective (cancer) effects from garlic may come from its anti-bacterial properties, or from its ability to halt the activation of cancer-causing substances, block the formation of cancer-causing substances, reduce cell proliferation, enhance DNA repair or induce cell death.
After 4-6 hours of the garlic being ingested, your metabolism starts to recognize the helpful properties and it helps eliminate excess fats and fluids. Garlic does this because it gives your T cells a boost.
Consuming garlic helps increase the amount of virus fighting T-cells in your bloodstream. Scientists of Nutrition from the University of Florida reported in the journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2012 that taking aged garlic extract reduced the severity of flu and cold symptoms. The symptoms go faster in those who took the garlic extract, as compared among those who did not. It was speculated that the garlic extract worked by boosting the study participants’ immune cell function.
After 6-10 hours of ingestion, garlic has provided effects of a cellular level. A research conducted at Medical University of South Carolina discovered the usefulness of consuming garlic properly. It was discovered that certain organo-sulfur compounds in garlic kill brain cancer cells without disturbing healthy cells.
Within 10-24 hours of ingestion, your body has experienced loads of benefits from consuming garlic. Your body has now experienced a lowered bad cholesterol, strengthened immune system, improved athletic performance and improved bone strength.
How to Prepare Roast Garlic?
Here’s what you need to do:
1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Peel the papery skin of outer layers of the bulb. Make sure to leave the skins on the individual cloves of garlic.
3. Remove the first 1/4 to 1/2 inch from the top of cloves.
4. Put the garlic heads in a muffin pan, with the cut side up.
5. Drizzle with olive oil and rub into the cloves.
6. Cover the bulb using aluminum foil.
7. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until soft.
8. Let the garlic cool and remove the skin from each clove.
When you take this remedy, remember to take plenty of water and light food, such as easily digestible proteins and fresh vegetables. Do not eat refined sugars or processed foods.
When you take this remedy, it is recommended that you stay at home, take a good rest and let your body expel the smell of garlic for at least 24 hours.
Note: You can do this remedy, at least once a month.
How to Store Roasted Garlic?
Freeze the roasted garlic in an ice cube tray or place in the refrigerator covered in oil in a tight container with a lid for up to a week.
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