Believe it or Not, Garlic May Help You Manage Your STI

By Dating.com Group August 23, 2018

Garlic can be controversial. Some people love it, some people hate it! So should you eat it despite the garlic breath?

CONS:

  1. Some people don’t like garlic breath. Consuming lots of garlic can result in garlicky breath (although some of us may consider this a pro 😉) and at times, even body odor.

 

PROS:

    1. Garlic’s anti-fungal properties can keep your body’s yeast in check.
      Garlic has been used for centuries as an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agent. Prone to frequent yeast infections? Adding more garlic to your diet may help.

 

  1. Garlic everyday keeps the vampires away — and also the doctor.
    Garlic and garlic supplements are known to boost the function of the immune system.
    One large, 12-week study found that a daily garlic supplement reduced the number of colds by 63% compared to a placebo.HIV is known to attack the immune system, and other STIs including genital warts (caused by a strain of HPV), flare up when the immune system is weakened. With this in mind, it may be time to up your daily dosage of garlic!
  2. Good for the heart, good for the soul!
    Ok, the soul part may be a bit of the stretch, but garlic is known to lower blood pressure and reduce cholesterol.
  3.  Garlic may even improve athletic performance.
    Did you know garlic was the OG performance enhancement drug? It was given to Olympic athletes in ancient Greece and was commonly used in ancient societies to reduce fatigue and enhance the work capacity of laborers. You may now be thinking: was garlic behind the ancient pyramids of Egypt?What we do know is people with heart disease who took garlic oil as part of a study for 6 weeks had a 12% reduction in peak heart rate and better exercise capacity.Other studies suggest that exercise-induced fatigue may be reduced with garlic.
  4. Garlic is delicious and so easy to incorporate into your diet.
    Garlic is a great way to add a little spice or zest to any dish, from a salad to a sandwich, from a meat dish to grilled veggies. And, if you absolutely cannot stand the taste of garlic, you can still gain medical benefits by taking a supplement.