Most people think of inflammation as the painful component of arthritis. However, inflammation can be an underlying cause of various chronic diseases such as allergies, heart disease and cancer.
Modern research confirms that potent allium vegetables, but particularly garlic promote healthy, normal blood pressure and cholesterol and triglyceride levels, a strong immune system, healthy cellular growth and renewal, prevention of cell injury caused by free radicals. Garlic has been shown to inhibit harmful microbes, encourages a normal fungal and yeast presence in the gastrointestinal tract, supports a healthy elimination of parasites, activates detoxifying enzymes, supports normal healthy bronchial activity. Garlic is an anti-inflammatory agent, thus promotes joint health.
Along with carbohydrates, fats are an important source of fuel for the body, particularly for active people. Yet, it is the one nutrient we all fear as it is often linked to the main causes of death, including heart attacks, cancer, and stroke. However, dietary fat is an essential nutrient, required to form our body’s cell membranes, regulate metabolism, and provide the energy we need.
While we all need dietary fat, there are six significant “fat mistakes” in the typical western diet that we all should try to avoid.