The potential benefits of garlic intake for decreased risk of cardiovascular disease have been studied in a variety of conditions including heart attack (myocardial infarct), coronary artery disease (CAD), high blood pressure (hypertension), and atherosclerosis. The everyday flexibility of our blood vessels has been shown to improve with intake of garlic, and the likelihood of blood vessel damage due to chronic excessive inflammation has been shown to decrease when this allium vegetable in consumed on a regular basis.Studies on garlic-containing meal plans and cancer risk show potential benefits from regular intake of this much-loved vegetable. Varying decreases in risk have been associated with garlic consumption in different body locations, including the upper digestive tract (including the mouth, pharynx, larynx and esophagus) as well as the stomach. In multiple studies, the sulfur-containing compounds in garlic have been directly implicated in these potential health benefits. Studies are beginning to give us a better understanding about the amount of garlic needed to provide us with overall health benefits. In terms of amount, approximately 20 grams of garlic (in food form) best describes the quantity needed, and in terms of frequency, 1-3 times per week translates into measurable benefits. At WHFoods, we group garlic together with onions and leeks as allium vegetables, and you can find more details about our recommended intake level. ;If you would like a great hands-on example of how to bring garlic into your weekly meal plan in a delicious and easy-to-follow way, you need to look no further . You will find garlic being incorporated into our World's Healthiest Foods Meal Plan on each day of the meal plan, and in a way that brings out the very best blend of flavor of each recipe.