Garlic is not only high in antioxidant, it also contains potent antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and antibiotic properties. It’s packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and bioactive beneficial to one’s health. Ideally, garlic has to be consumed fresh to take advantage of its many health benefits. If you cannot chew fresh cloves of garlic, then why not try making your own garlic juice instead?
Benefits of Drinking Garlic Juice
Garlic juice contains all the nutrients you get from fresh garlic and it’s extremely easy to do. Drinking garlic juice each day helps prevent infections, boosts the immune system, and lowers bad cholesterol in the body! Below are other important benefits of garlic juice:
Active compounds in garlic help prevent a variety of chronic diseases including cancer, obesity, and cardiovascular ailments. The vitamin B6 in garlic helps prevent bladder cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, and stomach cancer. Clinical tests show that garlic helps shrink tumors and prevents cancer cells from spreading to various parts of the body.
Apart from its anticancer properties, vitamin B6 also helps hasten cell turnover and prevents mood swings.
Aids in Weight Loss
Want to lose weight? Garlic juice helps keep the body healthy, lowers bad cholesterol, as well as keeps the figure slim thanks to the allicin in garlic. It’s so effective in aiding in weight loss that it even prevents all types of obesity-related diseases.
Garlic juice contains powerful antibacterial and antifungal properties that soothe internal and external irritation, inflammation, or infection. When garlic cloves are bruised or crushed, they could release allicin, a natural antibiotic that helps stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
How to Make Your Own Garlic Juice
You will need:
1 bulb of garlic
A clean container/bowl
Spoon or spatula
Step 1: Break up the garlic cloves. Crush and expose the garlic flesh by pressing the side of the knife flatly on the cloves of garlic. Once the skin is removed, wash the skinless cloves of garlic thoroughly. Set aside in a clean container.
Step 2: Get a garlic press and start pressing the skinless garlic cloves to puree the flesh. Gather the pureed garlic cloves in a container and strain the juices out in a clean bowl. Using a spoon or a spatula, press the puree against the strainer to collect most of the juices.
Step 3: Using a coffee filter held over a bowl, pour the garlic juices to collect the purest form of garlic juice. Once all the juices are strained away by the coffee filter, you have the purest essence of the garlic. You can drink it on its own, add a little lemon and sugar for flavor, or even add the essence to other juices to boost its nutritional value!
Although garlic juice should be used to cure various diseases, it could be used to maintain better health. You can use the garlic juice different ways so you don’t get tired or put off by the strong taste and aroma.