About Allium Sativum

There are over 500 plants in the genus Allium, but the antioxidant superstars are garlic, onions, shallots, and leeks.

  • These vegetables contain flavonoids, vitamin C, selenium, and sulfur compounds that have been shown to have potent cancer-fighting properties particularly in helping cells dispose of carcinogens.
  • They may also help prevent heart attack and stroke by lowering cholesterol and blood pressure and preventing blood clots.
  • Also, they benefit the liver by helping activate detoxification enzyme systems, and may be helpful, too, in the prevention of allergies and asthma.

Food and Supplement Advice for Allium

You don't have to eat raw onions or garlic to reap benefits from this group; even when cooked, they seem to have antioxidant capabilities. And if you'd rather not chance heartburn or bad breath, odorless garlic caps are available. Parsley sprigs are natural breath fresheners, but internal breath freshening capsules made from parsley seed oil might be easier to carry around.

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