In the United States, approximately 120 million people suffer from diabetes or pre-diabetes. There are medications that can lessen diabetes-related complications, but garlic offers benefits as well. One clinical study found that consuming garlic extract can lower blood glucose levels among patients with type 2 diabetes. Other research shows that garlic also lowers total cholesterol and LDL levels. Garlic contains the beneficial compound allicin that reduces inflammation. Eating one or two cloves of garlic daily, especially raw, is the best way to reap its health benefits. Try adding it to salads, vegetables, rice or soup.
- A large portion of Americans live with diabetes and almost double have prediabetes. The disease can be assumed at birth or later in life.
- Diabetes is manly controlled through medication but also through diet. Recently many everyday foods are being studied for their potential to fight diabetes and maintain blood sugar.
- Garlic is a natural food that has been shown to aid in blood sugar control. Garlic also reduced cholesterol, inflammation, and blood pressure.
“Interestingly, the disease takes years to develop with the majority missing the early warning signs.”