3 natural fixes for metabolic syndrome [slideshow]

Garlic reduces inflation in fat tissue

1. Garlic

When researchers put garlic extract to the test over 12 weeks in participants with metabolic syndrome, it helped reduce inflammation in fat tissue, one of the contributing factors to weight gain and heart disease.

In diabetic patients (a metabolic condition) garlic has been shown to reduce fasting glucose and cholesterol levels, along with having an insulin-sensitizing effect.

And that’s not all… consuming garlic on a regular basis improves circulation and function of the arteries and may help lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. It even appears to provide an additive influence in those taking blood pressure-lowering meds!

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Jedha Dening

By Jedha Dening

Jedha Dening is a qualified nutritionist (MNutr), researcher, author, freelance writer, and founder of type 2 diabetic nutrition site Diabetes Meal Plans. Her masters thesis on nutrition and inflammation was published and then presented at a national scientific conference. She has millions of words published in the health industry across various print and online publications. Having been in the field for over 15 years, she’s incredibly passionate about delving into the latest research to share the myths and truths surrounding nutrition and health. She believes when armed with the right knowledge, we’re empowered to make informed choices that can truly make a difference.