If you don’t do anything else and want to really clean out your arteries naturally – do eat garlic and eat it regularly… eat at least 1 to 4 cloves a day. You can eat garlic raw or cooked. Garlic adds a wonderful flavouring to all kinds of recipes and is very versatile. You can include garlic in your diet in many ways – in soups and casseroles, on salads mixed with healthy olive oil as a dressing, roasted along with fresh vegetables in the oven and more.
Garlic has a long history dating back to ancient times of use in treating all kinds of heart-related diseases and hypertension. Studies have shown that high doses of garlic (2,400 mg of deorderized garlic per day) significantly lowered both diastolic and systolic blood pressure.
Also, many studies have shown that eating garlic regularly can reduce harmful cholesterol by 10 percent or more. It may also prevent blood clots from forming.
Eating 1 – 4 cloves a day is estimated to provide 4,000 mcg of allicin, one of garlic’s most beneficial compounds. If you prefer to take a garlic supplement instead of eating raw garlic because of the strong smell, look for one with the active ingredient “alliin”, because this substance is relatively odorless until it is converted into allicin in the body.