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Effects Of Antioxidants On Children

For those of us that are worried about our overall health, in particular the health of our heart, we may have heard that garlic is able to help us in some way or another. Many of us have also heard that garlic is able to lower our cholesterol naturally which is something that the majority of us are interested in, especially if we have been diagnosed with high cholesterol levels. Here is a little bit about garlic and cholesterol and how it may be able to help you to improve your health.

The first thing that I should let you know is that most of the studies that were done in order to test the effect of garlic on cholesterol levels were inconclusive. Some studies showed that garlic did have a certain effect on the cholesterol level while others showed that it had absolutely no effect when compared with the control group that was taking a placebo. This would be enough to stop most people from taking this food in order to improve their health, but don't discount it so quickly.

The reason why I say that is because some of the more recent studies have shown that cholesterol levels may not have as much to do with our health and danger of having a heart attack or stroke that was originally thought. What it may be, rather, is an indicator that we are having problems with our overall health or perhaps something specific, such as obesity or lack of exercise. Garlic has been used for centuries for its overall health properties and although it may not be able to reduce our cholesterol, it can give us a health boost that will push us in the right direction.

If you really want to lower your cholesterol, you need to find out what is causing it to be high in the first place. If you're overweight, lose weight. If you don't get any exercise, begin exercising. It is only by improving our overall health that we will experience a balance within the body that will result in lower cholesterol numbers. Along with that, you may want to take a number of different items which have been used in order to balance out the human body, including garlic. The more you pay attention to your overall health, the better of an opportunity you have of getting rid of high cholesterol and taking yourself out of the danger zone for serious problems, such as heart attack and stroke.