Garlic plays a critical role in many different aspects of human health. It is incredibly healthy for both men and women, but there are some health benefits of garlic that apply specifically to men. Here are 3 health benefits of garlic for men:
Prostate Cancer Prevention
Studies show that regular consumption of garlic may lead to a reduced risk of prostate cancer. According to several studies, garlic may prevent and slow the growth of prostate cancer cells.
One study done in China found that men who consumed higher levels of garlic (and scallions) was linked to about a 50 percent lower risk of prostate cancer. Raw garlic is considered to be the best way to consume garlic for anti-cancer benefits.
Garlic compounds are turned into hydrogen sulfide, a chemical that relaxes blood vessels and increases blood flow and circulation. Research shows that hydrogen sulfide plays a key role in the prevention of heart disease and heart attack. One study done at UCLA found that people taking garlic extract had the progression of plaque buildup in their arteries slowed by 50 percent compared to people not taking garlic.
Treat Impotence & Increase Sex Drive
Garlic may increase testosterone levels and improve blood circulation, and stimulates the body’s production of nitric oxide synthase enzyme, all of which can improve sex drive and help with impotence.