Everyone knows that garlic is good for health. One of the more interesting studies concerning garlic has to do with its ability to preserve the elasticity of blood vessels making you less vulnerable to stroke. Researchers measured the elasticity of the aorta in 101 individuals aged 50 to 80 who had been taking 300 milligrams of garlic powder a day. In every age group, individuals who took the garlic had far more elastic arteries than patients who didn't take garlic powder. Taking garlic has also been found to keep cholesterol deposits from accumulating in walls of blood vessels.
Some preliminary work at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York has also shown that naturally occurring compounds found in garlic can assist in preventing the progression of prostate cancer.
For overall health and disease prevention, I recommend that you consume at least a clove of garlic each day.
If you're taking garlic as a form of treatment for any of the above cited medical conditions I recommend that you take it in supplement form, as well.
Now it's your turn: What's your favorite garlic recipe?