How does eating garlic affect my body?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Garlic is highly medicinal - it blocks the enzymes that allow viruses to flourish, it can lower bad cholesterol (LDL), and it can lower blood pressure. But, it’s no secret that garlic has quite the aroma. Garlic’s oils are carried in the bloodstream and circulated in the lungs; the odor can be exhaled by the body for up to 72 hours after eating it. To minimize garlic breath, drink a cup of whole milk, neutralizing the odor by 50%.

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Health Value Of Foods

Health Value Of Foods

A healthy diet is rich in foods with high nutritional value, providing your body with the vitamins, minerals and other food nutrients it needs to protect against disease and maintain a healthy weight. To identify healthy foods, it...

's important to read nutrition labels and know the source of your food. Products advertised as whole-grain, organic or fortified may not necessarily be healthy for you. Find out how to get the most health value from various fruits, nuts, spices, oils and vegetables -- and learn which types of red meat and processed foods to avoid -- with expert advice from Sharecare.

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