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Eating a healthy well-rounded diet is one of the best ways to keep your body fit, your immune system strong, and to live a long and healthy life. Garlic may just seem like a spice to add to your food while cooking, but it's actually one of the healthiest things you can eat.

Garlic is a bulb plant closely related to the onion. Garlic is super low in calories, as well as low in saturated fat, sugar, cholesterol, and sodium. Garlic also contains a handful of essential vitamins and nutrients including vitamin C, vitamin b6, iron, manganese, fiber, calcium and selenium. Garlic is also know to have amazing and powerful healing properties.

Garlic has been known to keep your heart healthy by slowing down the hardening of arteries, and maintaining a healthy blood flow through the veins. Garlic can also lower your blood pressure. In an article published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine, garlic extract between 600 mg and 1,500 mg is just as effective as medication prescribed for hypertension over a 6-month time frame. Garlic has also been known to contain cancer-fighting properties, specifically stomach, colorectal, and pancreatic cancers. Many people also swear that garlic can cure the common cold and other sickness.

It's easy to incorporate garlic into your every day diet by adding it as a spice while you cook. You can also make garlic the star of the show with garlic toast or garlic soup. There is also the option to take garlic supplements which may provide the same benefits as eating raw garlic without the side effects like stinky breath.

It's always important to talk to your doctor before incorporating a new food into your diet. Eating healthy can give you energy, help keep your immune system running properly, keep your body in shape and fit and give you a better feeling of overall well-being. At Physicians Age Management Centers we want to help you live a healthy life. It's what we do, every day, and our specialty. We offer treatments for weight loss, and we can help you start a nutrition or supplementation plan. Take our weight loss test to get started or request a free consultation today.

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