Malvi Cervati

Importing and exporting worldwide since 1965

50° anniversario Malvi Cervati

Garlic and Health

Today, garlic is known for its therapeutic properties, such as the ability to lower blood pressure and to keep cholesterol levels in check. In the Western world, a high level of cholesterol and triglycerides, as well as high blood pressure, greatly increase the chance of severe diseases.

Its strong and spicy flavour comes from sulphur and alliin, which are important antioxidants and antimicrobials. In particular, these two elements are the ones that stimulate the secretion of bile, reducing the production of cholesterol in the liver.

Garlic also has a positive effect on blood pressure, which is mildly kept under control by reducing hormones, which are its main cause.

Other acknowledged scientific properties are:

At this point, we start to wonder: why are we not used to taking this “medicine” regularly? In general, the main difficulty in consuming/eating one or two slices of garlic is due to its very strong flavour and intense scent, so why don’t we eat some small crushed pieces in our salad or soup? Less flavoured dishes will become tastier. In this way, we will be able to help our body to stay healthy while tasting excellent dishes. An adequate and well-balanced nutrition, together with this natural “medicine”, will help us to stay healthy and active.