Valentine’s Day is nearly here – and though garlic may not be the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to romance (or fresh breath!), when it comes to affairs of the heart, garlic is definitely your friend.
Garlic produces a chemical called allicin – and as well as having anti fungal and cancer fighting properties, consuming garlic allicin also benefits
your heart and blood vessels, helping to prevent and fight cardiovascular disease.
Allicin works to lower the level of homocysteine in your blood. Homocysteine is an amino acid linked to cardiovascular disease, and by reducing the levels in your blood – allicin helps to prevent damage to your blood vessels and keep them functioning well. Allicin is also a superstar when it comes to reducing blood pressure and triglyceride levels – which means that the humble garlic clove can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease
There are lots of easy ways to incorporate more garlic in your diet (we love this simple pasta recipe) – but if you’d like to keep your breath a bit fresher this valentine’s, we also stock a range of high quality garlic supplements.
Go ahead and treat your heart to health this valentine’s day!