A report published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry states that garlic may have significant potential for preventing cardiomyopathy, a heart disease that is the leading cause of death among diabetics.
Heart disease is responsible for the death of nearly 80 percent of diabetics, so the finding may prove to be a significant leap forward in treating those who are insulin-resistant. Researchers are also suggesting that garlic may provide general protection against cardiovascular illness.
Scientists fed either garlic or corn oil to diabetic laboratory rats. Those given garlic experienced protective benefits against heart damage. They say garlic’s abundance of antioxidants are largely responsible for this protection, though they identified more than 20 other substances that may also play a part.
“In conclusion, garlic oil possesses significant potential for protecting hearts from diabetes-induced cardiomyopathy,” the report says.
Those looking to increase their garlic intake may want to consider taking dietary supplements like those offered by Dr. Newton’s Naturals.
Nutrina Odorless Garlic from Dr. Newton’s Naturals contains 1,200 mg of garlic bulb in each capsule. Regular intake may promote a healthy heart and improve immune function.