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Quick Tip – Garlic, Vampire Killer?

Garlic, Vampire Killer - Pro:Kinesis Personal Training, High WycombeWell, no not exactly, but it is able to fight and kill a few other real nasties, lending it some rather significant health benefits.

Garlic has been found  to have antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal properties and other research into garlic suggests that it has strong compounds that may reduce the risk of colon and stomach cancer, and can help prevent heart disease, high cholesterol and lower blood pressure. On top of that it contains vitamins and minerals galore; a range of B Vitamins, Vitamin C, Iron, Calcium, Zinc, Potassium, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorous and Selenium. Even garlic that’s been sat in the cupboard a while isn’t to be sniffed at! It seems that as it matures it develops high levels of a sulphur compound called Sallymercaptocystein which may help inhibit the growth of prostate cancer cells.

So eating a couple of cloves daily within your food could well ward off more than just something nasty the movie world has dreamt up.