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Nutrient - Garlic

(Allium sativum)

By Nutri People

Garlic cloves contain a phytonutrient called ‘alliin’, which breaks down to the active ‘allicin’. Antioxidant garlic is known to scavenge excess free radicals and to help protect fats and cholesterol from oxidation (rancidity). It helps balance cholesterol levels and blood pressure, support healthy blood flow and prevent blood clotting, thereby maintaining a healthy heart and arteries. It is known to support a healthy immune system, and blood histamine levels, and to promote perspiration and the removal of excess mucus from the lungs, especially when under challenge. Garlic supports a healthy digestive system, helps minimise wind, and helps protect gut flora against harmful pathogens, especially when exposed to contaminated food and drink. It may support balanced blood sugar levels.

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