When it comes to grocery shopping, have your produce choices become predictable? Well you might consider shaking things up this summer by adding some fresh okra to the mix. Okra is packed with nutrients that can help keep your nourished all year long. Continue reading “Health Benefits of Okra”
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It’s almost Halloween, and we know everyone is stocking up on garlic and wooden stakes for their protection against those night-walking vampires. But garlic holds many other protective benefits. Garlic contains manganese, tryptophan, phosphorous, copper, protein, vitamin B1, B6 and C at only 42 calories per ounce.
Vitamin C: Prevents the oxidation of your LDL (bad cholesterol). Oxidized LDL can lead to damage of your blood vessel walls.
Vitamin B6: Lowers the levels of the amino acid, homocysteine, which is a risk factor for heart disease.
Selenium: Aids in slowing the oxidation of LDL and so lowers the risk of coronary artery disease; also activates prostaglandins, which aid in the expansion and constriction of blood vessels, and regulate blood pressure.
Other Health Benefits of Garlic
● produces hydrogen sulfide gas, which helps to expand blood vessels and keep blood pressure in check
● may help improve iron metabolism
● has the ability to lower triglycerides and total cholesterol
● can help protect against blood clots by preventing the platelets from becoming too sticky
Preparation Tips: After chopping or crushing, let the garlic rest for a few minutes before adding it to a hot pan. And when cooking with garlic, add at the end of the recipe to maintain the most nutrition and taste.
Reliv nutritional products containing garlic include Reliv Now®, Reliv Classic® and FibRestore®. Not a garlic lover? Try a berry flavored CardioSentials® shake from Reliv instead. CardioSentials is clinically proven to lower risk factors for heart disease.