If you have cancer or a chronic disease, you’ve probably heard that eating lots of vegetables can fight the disease and give your body the nutritional support it needs to withstand chemotherapy and other drugs prescribed to you.
One “vegetable” in particular—garlic—contains substances that are especially powerful weapons against cancer, says the American Institute for Cancer Research. So including garlic in your diet may help you treat cancer.
MIRACULOUS HEALING FOOD: GARLIC
The primary health benefits of garlic are due to a sulfur compound known as allicin, which also gives garlic its pungent odor. A mere one milligram of allicin is nearly 15x as potent as penicillin.
The compound offers a broad spectrum of protection against pathogenic bacteria, viruses, parasites, antibiotic resistant MRSA, yeast infections, and is one of many amazing cancer-fighting foods.
Garlic contains 33 active sulfur-containing substances. When ingested, allicin converts to sulfenic acid, which is the fastest acting free radical eliminator bar none. Recently, the University of Florida found eating garlic increased the number of virus fighting T-cells in the bloodstream.
Savvy health experts increasingly promote eating whole foods as a foundational healing method as opposed to taking supplements, especially when it comes to garlic. Eating fresh, raw garlic is by far the best way to ensure garlic’s numerous health benefits.
The very best way to eat garlic for health purposes is to first press a fresh clove with a garlic press, or chop it, or smash it with the back of a knife. Then wait about 5 minutes or so before consuming. This ritual activates the potent, medicinal allicin in garlic.