Black garlic is a type of fermented garlic. It is made by fermenting whole bulbs of garlic at a high temperature, a process that results in black cloves. The taste is sweet and syrupy with hints of balsamic vinegar and tamarind. Rich in antioxidents, black garlic is still primarily seen as a health supplement in Korea. The fermentation that produces black garlic reduces the pungent odor and strong flavor, making it more palatable and appealing to some people.
Because black garlic is so potent, the heightened levels of antioxidants offering protection from free radical damage make it an ideal food for thwarting chronic disease. Free radicals damage cells leading to heart disease, Alzheimer’s, circulatory problems, rheumatoid arthritis and other chronic diseases.
Benefits of Black Garlic:
Black garlic has twice as more antioxidants as fresh garlic. This makes it powerful enough to decrease the risk of chronic diseases. Antioxidants act against free radicals, which damage cells leading to all kinds of diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, circulatory problems, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and other chronic diseases.
Antioxidants from black garlic also have many cardiovascular benefits. Black garlic helps lower the cholesterol and high blood pressure.
It decreases the risk of cancer, thanks to its ingredient S-Allcysteine.
Black garlic has anti-bacterial properties; it helps fight the infections and improves immunity.
Info from live strong.com and garlicforhealth.com
Camu camu fruits contain more vitamin C than any other plant in the world from 30 to 60 times more than an orange. They also contain amino acids including serine, valine, and leucine; and significant levels of beta carotene, calcium, iron, niacin, phosphorus, riboflavin, and thiamin. It has astringent, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, emollient and nutritional properties.
Benefits of Camu camu:
- Provides immune system support
- Helps maintain good eyesight
- Reduces inflammation
- Supports collagen, tendons, and ligaments
- Helps fend off viral infection
- Improves respiratory health
- Helps maintain clarity of mind during stress
Did the bloody fruit get your attention? Cherries builds your blood! Cherries can be sweet or tart, red or black. Cherries are colon cleansers by enhancing bowel motility (ability to move food through its digestive track). Cherries are high in vitamin A, vitamin B, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper and iron.
Cherries are packed with antioxidants that fight free radicals in the body and may help prevent cancer and heart disease as well as slow the aging process. Sweet and tart cherries contain pigments called anthocyanins, antioxidants that give cherries their dark red color. Tart cherry juice and dried tart cherries are even higher in antioxidants than blueberries and more powerful than Vitamin E.
Cherries are a potential treatment for diabetes that may lower blood sugar levels. They may help prevent colon cancer, significantly reduce pain due to muscle damage, provide relief from the pain of gout and arthritis and lower LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol, a contributing factor in heart disease and strokes.
Some info from Life123.com