Garlic Plus Lemon May Improve Cholesterol Level, Lower Blood Pressure

heartA new study finds combining garlic and lemon juice may help reduce total and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels in individuals with high blood lipids and may improve their blood pressure as well.

Over 100 people with elevated blood lipid levels (hyperlipidemic) participated in this randomized controlled parallel-designed clinical study.  Participants were assigned to one of four groups randomly:  Group 1 received a combination of garlic and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice daily, Group 2 received only 20 grams of fresh garlic daily, Group 3 received 1 tablespoon of lemon juice daily and the last group received nothing.  The study lasted 8 weeks.

Group 1, the group which received both the garlic and the lemon juice showed significant reductions in both total cholesterol and bad cholesterol (LDL) when compared with the other groups.  Also larger reductions in systolic and diastolic blood pressure was seen only for Group 1, the group receiving the garlic and lemon juice and Group 2, the group receiving the garlic only when compared with the other 2 groups.  Larger reductions in BMI  (Body Mass Index) were seen in Group 1, the group receiving both the garlic and lemon juice when compared to the other groups.

Further studies are warranted.

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