MAGISNAT MEETING: The importance of garlic and Mediterranean legumes in a healthy and balanced lifestyle

United States, 22nd Nov 2022, King NewsWireMeetings continue between MAGISNAT’s American and Italian professors (www.magisnat.com) and the committee of the Fondazione Policlinico Agostino Gemelli IRCCS (Rome, Italy) about the importance of spreading the Mediterranean diet among modern society.

The main goal is to make the population understand that adhering to this dietary pattern can not only improve one’s overall health status, but also reduce the risk of developing chronic and infectious diseases. 

In this regard, this week’s meeting focused mainly on two foods that are part of the Mediterranean diet: garlic and legumes (https://www.jpmh.org/index.php/jpmh/article/view/2741/1006).

Thanks to their great content of phytochemicals, these foods possess a wide range of nutritional and nutraceutical properties, which is why they should be included in the daily diet.

In fact, garlic (Allium sativum) is an ingredient found in almost every dish of the Mediterranean cuisine. Being rich in bioactive compounds, such as phenolic compounds, saponins, organic sulfides, and polysaccharides, it is not only considered as a food, but in some places (such as India and China) it is also used in traditional medicine.

Being composed of polyphenols and flavonoids, garlic has been shown to possess anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, cardioprotective, anticancer, antidiabetic, anti-obesity, antihypertensive, antibiotic, and antioxidant properties.

Consequently, garlic consumption has been reported to help reduce noncommunicable diseases such as hypertension, cardiovascular problems, cancer, obesity, and diabetes; moreover, it should be highlighted that garlic has been used as an antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory agent since ancient times. 

Among its many properties, it reduces the risk of chronic cardiovascular problems, helps treating cancer, promotes immunological functions, lowers cholesterol, restores physical strength, increases resistance against stress and pathogens, and has antiaging, anticancer, hepatoprotective, and renoprotective effects. Garlic can be consumed in various forms—raw, dried or cooked, whole or as an extract. Specifically, the consumption of its extract has been shown to reduce the risk of initiation, development, and proliferation of several types of cancer—such as breast, skin, uterine, colon, cervix, and gastric tract.

Also legumes (like green beans, clover, lupins, peas, soybeans, fava beans, dried beans, chickpeas, dried peas, lentils…) are very valuable for human health, being an important source of protein of plant origin. 

Not only these foods are low in fat and cholesterol-free, but they are also rich in protein, starch, minerals, vitamins, and fiber, making them as important as grains in the daily diet: they can be eaten daily in modest proportions, both cooked or raw. 

Having higher protein contents than cereals, legumes can be taken as a primary source of amino acids. 

Moreover, legumes are rich in phosphorus, potassium, chromium, copper, selenium, zinc, magnesium and folic acid. As a result, they have numerous health benefits: for example, they reduce the risk of suffering from hypertension, type 2 diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, stroke, and dyslipidemia. 

In addition, legumes reduce oxidative stress and promote gut microbial diversity and colon health.

Thus, from what emerged from this meeting, adopting a diet that also contains garlic and legumes is essential for the well-being of the human body.

Unfortunately, in our current society it is extremely difficult to follow a healthy and balanced lifestyle, which is why MAGISNAT is specializing in promoting a line of dietary supplements in order to help with the intake of these important nutrients. 

Their line of products was named GARLIVE, not because they contain garlic (despite its studied and verified beneficial effects), but because these dietary supplements come from the area surrounding the Italian Lake Garda and  because the first products of this line contain hydroxytyrosol, a very important polyphenol extracted from the leaves of a typical plant of Mediterranean origin, the olive tree: hence, the name “GARLIVE” comes from the union of the words GARDA and OLIVE.

Currently, this line is composed of two dietary supplements: GARLIVE Recovery e GARLIVE Oral Spray, both of which are available on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/garlive).

More specifically, GARLIVE ORAL SPRAY (https://www.amazon.com/Garlive-Dietary-Supplement-Hydroxytyrosol-Support/dp/B0B4T7YZ9Z?ref_=ast_sto_dp) and GARLIVE RECOVERY (https://www.amazon.com/Garlive-Recovery-Supplement-Hydroxytyrosol-Vitamins/dp/B0B4T82ZLV?ref_=ast_sto_dp) contain more polyphenols than two cups of extra virgin olive oil. Moreover, GARLIVE Recovery also contains high dosages of vitamins: among these, for example, it contains B-group vitamins, C, and D (one tablet contains more vitamins than 14 ounces of fruit). 

This is an important contribution that MAGISNAT, with its professors and researchers, is giving to society, which is forced to sustain increasingly hectic and unhealthy lifestyles.

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