As a herbal product, garlic is the 4th best selling supplement in the U.S. A stunning amount of garlic is being consumed for its health benefits.
Garlic has long been considered a “wonder food”. Numerous studies have shown that its properties help to keep the cardiovascular system healthy. It is especially effective against the cholesterol type that can damage the arteries and heart.
So is eating garlic beneficial for mental health? Maybe, but then maybe not. Some people think that garlic is a cure-all. For the rest of us, the jury is out.
During a recent study on the effects of garlic on cholesterol, German researchers found that participants experienced an elevation in their moods. Another study found that garlic eaters experienced less fatigue, anxiety and irritability, and had a greater sense of well-being.
It’s not an abundance of evidence by any stretch of the imagination. Does it matter? With the other health benefits on offer it makes sense to start, or increase, your consumption of garlic.