Garlic is our #6 food choice for men
Garlic is widely recognized as a health food. This relative of onion is a source of a surprising number of vitamins and minerals for something delivered in such a small package. The benefits of garlic include magnesium, selenium and vitamin C. And all of these nutrients are considered essential to sexual health.
Some of the best known benefits of garlic
In addition, garlic is believed to fight the common cold and it may fight brain disease and help you live longer. But that although these are the most commonly promoted abilities of garlic, this isn’t all it can do. Garlic may also be an important supporter to sexual health.
Is garlic a sexual enhancer?
A study by the University of Alabama proved that allicin, a powerful compound produced in garlic, boosts blood flow.
Garlic benefits for men
The allicin in garlic can, in this capacity, not only decrease risk of heart attacks but aid in the ability to maintain erections. This is the primary reason garlic is considered a libido booster.
But allicin, along with garlic’s other 100+ compounds, (for its size, garlic is an incredibly complex food), has been attributed with numerous other beneficial properties, so getting your garlic is just a good idea all around.
More garlic benefits for men and women
We love the aromatic allium not just because garlic is a libido booster. It is also believed to be antiviral and antibacterial. In addition, garlic can, to some extent, fight free radicals and is considered beneficial in combating high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
Garlic’s only drawback is, of course, its effects on breath. Parsley, mint and anise help diminish the distinctive aroma but the best fix is to share your garlicky dish with your lover and indulge in multiple passions together.
Are there benefits of garlic pills?
There is an alternative for getting a nutritional boost from garlic without the pungent aroma. Garlic supplement benefits is a controversial topic in the science community. Although there are studies proving that garlic capsules can help reduce cold symptoms and even reduce blood pressure, there are an equal number of studies showing that garlic tablets cannot compete with the benefits of fresh garlic. I also can’t find any studies claiming advantages of garlic pills in improving sexual performance.
So if you’re thinking about taking garlic tablets for sexual health, I recommend you have a conversation with your doctor about the impact. And as far as I’m concerned, garlic is an ingredient best enjoyed fresh.
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