Garlic                 Allium sativum
Garlic is widely used around the world for its pungent flavour and as a seasoning or condiment. Garlic may be applied to breads to create a variety of classic dishes. Garlic is used world over to make a wide variety of dishes.
  • Studies report that garlic consumption may decrease the progression of cardiovascular disease. It may also reduce Blood Pressure.
  • In a study it was found that garlic helps prevent and treat the common cold.
  • Garlic may strengthen the immune system, helping the body fight diseases such as cancer. Particularly colon and stomach cancers and also breast, prostate, and laryngeal (throat) cancers.
  • Antiparasitic properties.
  • Fresh garlic contains allicin, which is reported to have antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties.
  • Garlic consumption may kill bacteria known to cause ulcers H. Pylori.
The chemicals that contribute to the pungent flavour of garlic also contribute to help block cancer by preventing the formation of some carcinogens that damage DNA. Garlic may also help to stimulate the production of immune-system chemicals interleujin-2, tumour necrosis factor and interferon gamma-the same substances that are used by doctors in some cancers therapies that are based on manipulation of immune system.Fresh garlic juice can kill various microorganisms. Some studies have suggested that eating lots of chopped garlic may lower the risk of colon and stomach cancer by up to 35-50 %. The garlic is said to contain compounds that stop the growth of ulcer causing Helicobacter pylori bacteria. which is identified as a strong risk factor for gastric ulcer.

How much to eat?

5-18 gms – about 2-6 cloves a week. Better to have raw or lightly cooked garlic.


Garlic effect

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About Manbir & Gurpreet

Gurpreet Kaur’s journey in this world .... Gurpreet Kaur was a Musician. She was a singer and a composer of music. Her interest was composing and singing Gurbani Shabads in Indian Classical style. She sang Shabads in All the Raags mentioned in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. She also taught Gurmat Sangeet at Gurmat Gian Missionary College, Jawadi, Ludhiana. Elder child to Pushpinder Kaur and Dr. Brig. Harminder Singh, was born in Amritsar on 13th Jan 1962. She attended various convent schools as a child because her father would get frequent Army postings as a dental surgeon. She graduated with Music Honors from Govt. College for Women, Chandigarh. Music was her hobby and she composed and sang Raag based Gurbani Shabads. Doing Kirtan was part of growing up nurtured by her parents. She learned music from her father Dr. Brigadier Harminder Singh who was a dental surgeon in Indian Army and a very good singer himself. Gurpreet’s Bhua (father’s sister), Ajit Kaur retied as a Head of Department of Music from Govt. College for Women Ludhiana, and was a renounced Punjabi singer of her time. Gurpreet Kaur also learned nuances of Indian Classical Music from Pandita Sharma. She was a mother of three children, and a grandmother. Her daughter Keerat Kaur is a Computer Engineer. Her two sons Gurkeerat Singh and Jaskeerat Singh are doctors in USA. Her daughter Keerat Kaur too was part of her group ~ Gurmat Gian Group. Gurpreet Kaur left this world at the age of 54yrs on 12th Sept 2016 in Baltimore USA. She had recorded around 25 cds of Gurbani Keertan. 'Raag Ratan' Album (6 CDs) is a Compilation of Shabads in All the 31 Sudh Raags of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. 'Gauri Sagar' Album (3 CDs) is a Compilation of All forms of Raag Gauri in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. 'Nanak Ki Malhaar' ~ ((3 CDs) is an album of Raag Malhar Shabads in various forms of Malhar. 'Gur Parsaad Basant Bana' ~ (3 CDs) is an album of Shabads in Raag Basant sung in various forms of Raag Basant. Har Ki Vadeyai Sarni Aayea Sewa Priya Kee Preet Piyaree Mohan Ghar Aavho Karo Jodariya Mo Kao Taar Le Raama Taar Le Tere Kavan Kavan Gun Keh Keh Gawan Mera Baid Guru Govinda Saajanrraa Mera Saajanrraa

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