For thousands of years garlic has been used as food and medicine. It is been known to help fight heart disease, lower blood pressure, and improve your immune system functions; in addition treating a host of other conditions. It is super rich in antioxidants and can be eaten raw (for best potency and benefit) or prepared in every meal of the day.
Additional benefits of eating garlic:
- Helps prevent Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
- Helps reduce weight
- May help reduce fatigue
- Works as a natural acne fighter
- Helps improve bone health
- Can help prevent hair loss
- Detoxifies the body
- Reduces inflammation
- A natural remedy for athlete’s foot
Undoubtedly, many of you are not even aware that the garlic we everyday buy at the nearest grocery store or receive in your meal in a restaurant may actually originate from China. According to newest report, USA imported almost one- third of its garlic from China in 2014.
This would not have been a problematic issue otherwise, but some of the garlic produced in China is toxic. Apart from the quality control which has always been a problem of great concern, the way of cultivating this imported garlic is extremely problematic.
Chinese producers use law- forbidden pesticides to boost their products, and these can have devastating effects on your health, including phorate and parathion.
Hence, in order to protect your health, you need to eliminate this garlic from your diet, and to do so, you need to learn to spot it to recognize the toxic ones cultivated and China.
Namely, next time you go to purchase garlic, you need to note the following things:
-Home grown garlic is richer in taste than the one produced in China.
-If the root and the stem are not removed, the garlic you want to buy should be safe. Chinese farmers often remove roots and stem to reduce weight and save on shipping.
-Chinese garlic is lighter and less bulbous than the regular one.
Therefore, we can conclude that the safest way to enjoy the benefits of the powerful garlic is to buy it from some trusted local farmers or to start growing it on your own.