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Benefits of Garlic -For Hair, Immune system, blood cholesterol, cancer control and anti ageing

Updated on October 17, 2012

Garlic benefits for man and hair has been proved and used by mankind for centuries.Since ages, men have been suffering from cardiovascular diseases in greater number than women. For example, men are more likely to have heart attacks early in their live than women. Also, Men are more likely to have cholesterol related diseases as compared to women. Hence Men has more reasons to have garlic in their daily diet compared to women.

Men are more likely to be diagnosed with prostate, throat, colon and stomach cancers. More than 700 thousand American are diagnosed with cancer every year and more than 35% of them die which is a huge figure.

Let us see now how regular intake of Garlic can help to avoid Men's health related diseases:

Garlic prevent heart attack
Garlic prevent heart attack

1. Reduce Cholesterol and chances of heart attack

Regular intake of Garlic reduces bad cholesterol and make sure that flow of blood in your veins are not blocked. This means that there are less chances of heart attack or stroke in event of cardiovascular event. It is necessary to take garlic either raw or in vegetable curry so that you get a regular portion of garlic everyday. If you are OK with its pungent smell, then its advisable to take garlic raw with some salt.

2. Prevent Cancer for Men

As mentioned above more than 35% of the men diagnosed with Cancer in America die which can be reduced by regular intake of garlic. Although its not conclusively proved, some study suggests that if garlic is consumed regularly, it will decrease the risk of prostate, throat, colon and stomach cancers which have the most percentage in the total case reported for men. However apart from eating garlic, experts advise to have a healthy lifestyle to reduce the risk of cancer.

3. Garlic build up Immune system

Garlic play a important role in building up your immune system. When I was young, I always used to catch cold. My mother used to give me roasted garlic to eat which used to help me a lot. It has been proved now that garlic reduces respiratory infections which causes common cold. It is anti fungal and is used my medics in treatment of bronchitis, pneumonia, infections and HIV. However, always make sure that your are not eating too much of garlic as it is hot in nature.

4. Garlic acts as an antiaging and Anti Oxidants

Garlic is a very useful antioxidant. Antioxidant are molecules which prevent other molecules from oxidation. In food, antioxidant are those which inhibits the food particles from deterioration. They are also used in food processing industry to protect food for long time. In human body, antioxidants like garlic fight against the free radicals and help the aging process. You may have seen people who smoke a lot or live in a polluted environment looks more aged which is due to the fact that these free oxidating radicals are more produced in their body. However, it has also been proved that too much of anti oxidant also damages body, so they should always be taken in limit.


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    • Janellegems profile image

      Janellegems 17 months ago from United States

      Great Hub. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful health benefits of garlic. I did not know it was good for your immune system.

    • Darren Owens profile image

      Darren Owens 4 years ago from Bay Area, California

      I love garlic