Scientists prove that garlic sprouts enhance anti-inflammatory, immune-acceleration, and also cardiovascular health.
At the same time, it has the ability to kill 14 types of cancer cells, according to a new study.
Sulfur-rich compound from garlic – allicin, is an effective instrument against bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites.
In addition, this compound allicin is without any toxic side effects.
You can get garlic sprouts if you let older garlic to get the bright green shoots which emerge from the cloves.
Usually, people consider that this garlic is old and useless.
Therefore, they routinely throw this garlic into the trash without a second thought.
Some older plant foods that begin to germinate, as for example potatoes, can actually be dangerous because it releases toxic chemicals that may endanger people.
This is not the case with germinating garlic.
Garlic sprouts health benefits
– Can combat against cancer
– Protection of the heart
– Controls your blood pressure
– Can prevent stroke
– Protects your skin
– Helps prevent premature aging
– Can prevent wrinkles
– Strengthens the immune system
– Natural antibiotic
In fact, a study by the Korean Institute for planning and evaluation of technologies, recently find that garlic sprouts have even greater antioxidant activity than their younger, fresher brothers.
Researchers know that, when a seedling plant is converting to green, then it produces many compounds.
Some of those compounds are protecting the plant from pathogens.
Researcher Dr. Jong-Sang Kim explained:
“Plants are very sensitive to attack by bacteria, viruses, and insects during germination.
They have the ability to produce various substances – phytoalexins and it allows plants to defend themselves.
Most of them are toxic to microorganisms and insects, but also useful for human health”, he said.
Kim’s group finds that a similar process is occurring when the green shoots are growing from older cloves of garlic.
They found that the garlic sprouts, which have sprung up in five days had the highest antioxidant activity.
At the same time, raw garlic has a lower antioxidant activity.
When we look into the matter a little deeper, we can see that the germination is changing metabolic profile of garlic.
The metabolic profile of garlic that is emerging for five to six days is different from the metabolic profile of garlic that is emerging for four days or less.
The researchers concluded that germination may be a viable method to increase the antioxidant potential of garlic.
So go ahead, grab a couple of local, organic, garlic clove with a market shelf.
Then simply allow them to germinate in your storage closet to enlarge its antioxidant properties.
In this way, you can protect yourself against the most dangerous diseases.