The Incredible Benefits of Garlic and Honey on an Empty Stomach
Since the dawn of humanity, nature provided us with almost everything we need for a healthy body and mind.Garlic is one of these things! The usage of garlic is applicable in all the famous cuisines in the world and the reason for that is its fantastic
Garlic is one of these things!
The usage of garlic is applicable in all the famous cuisines in the world and the reason for that is its fantastic flavor. The aroma which garlic gives to any kind of food is distinctive and special. Besides that, garlic for centuries has been the main ingredient in medicinal usage for treating many different kinds of diseases.
The consumption of garlic has the most benefit for heart diseases like coronary heart disease, heart attack, blood pressure and even to lower your cholesterol. Also, other ailments like flu, common cold, diarrhea or fungal infection can be treated with garlic. Garlic, of course, doesn’t stop there. It’s not only able to control symptoms of enlarged prostate, diabetes, and osteoarthritis but also to build up the immune system and to annihilate toxins from the body.
For optimum results, garlic should be used raw.
The reason is that when fresh garlic is chopped it promotes allicin which is the “golden” compound of garlic. Also, because a full stomach will not be able to absorb all the nutrients of garlic, it has been suggested to consume crushed and chopped garlic before any meal or drink.
However, if you would like to power-up your immune system before any flu strikes, you should frequently consume a mixture of garlic with honey. It may sound unusual, but actually, this mixture does not have that bad taste, and benefits it brings are numerous.
Raw honey has a lot of antioxidants and enzymes, as well as minerals such as iron, zinc, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and selenium. It’s important to mention the vitamin B6, thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin. This is why it’s very important to have organic honey instead of commercially sold processed honey. Combining garlic with honey and their superpowers might turn you into a “superhero” of health and energy. You could feel the change in just 7 days.
How to prepare it? As simple as this:
2 garlic cloves
1 tablespoon of organic honey
In a small bowl add 1 tbsp of honey, chop the 2 cloves of garlic into very small pieces and add it to the bowl. Mix well and consume.
Now, if you have already sore throat and you want to treat cold or flu symptoms here is another natural recipe:
4 garlic gloves chopped
1 small onion chopped
2 red chili peppers chopped
1 tablespoon ginger chopped
Juice from 1 lemon
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
Put the chopped onion in the bottom of a 500 ml Mason jar. Add the garlic as a second layer and the red chili peppers as third. Now, add the chopped ginger and slowly pour the lemon juice into the jar. In the top, add the teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and seal the jar very well. Have in mind that you should leave some space from the rim. Store the jar in a dark and cool place and consume frequently or until all the symptoms you have disappear.
Try not to keep garlic in oil. Regardless of the strong flavor garlic is a low-acid vegetable. The pH of garlic usually varies from 5.3 to 6.3. As with all the low-acid vegetables, garlic supports growth and subsequent toxin production. These conditions include improper canning and improper preparation and storage of oil mixed with fresh herbs and garlic. As all powerful medicinal plants, raw garlic can be toxic in high doses, especially in an exhausted body with depleted immune system.
From the ancient times, in many cultures, garlic has been known as a powerful medicine, but only to those who know how to use it. Using not more than clove per day would be ideal. You actually don’t need more than that to make any dish super tasty and full of flavor.
This post is created by everydayhappy7 team.