Garlic and Heart Health

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How does garlic help heart health?

Garlic and Heart Health

You've heard that a baby aspirin a day can keep the cardiologist away. Bummer for her, good for her. However, like so many people, you may not be able to tolerate aspirin--though as a young mom, you need it!

Nature has an answer: Garlic. It's not just for bread any more. But while you might be tempted to take garlic to ward your hubby off when he's annoying you, you hate the smell that mouthwash never seems to eliminate. You may not be able to get rid of this with garlic supplements, since odorless capsules may take away some of the potency. Try enteric-coated supplements.

A garlic supplement is easy on the stomach, and better if you or your mom takes blood thinners such as warfarin. Garlic also lowers blood pressure, promotes colon health, and eliminates bad cholesterol and triglycerides.

So don't breathe on your kids till they pass out (on second though...) Take 400 to 600 mg of garlic per day. Take it with food, and use caution before combining it with aspirin and high blood pressure medication.

Give your cardiologist garlic too. You can make up for her not taking that extra vacation in Italy.

   

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