If you’re like me and love garlic, then you can enjoy both a great taste and great health benefits. Garlic has been regarded as nature’s wonder medicine for thousands of years. This is because of its natural antibiotic properties and antioxidants. It is also a potent anti-cancer agent.
Garlic has been considered as one of the oldest medicinal herb. It has properties that can cure many ailments. There are thousands of research papers which have been published showing the health benefits of garlic.
Here are some Health Benefits of Garlic :
- You can treat the common cold with it. You can consume raw, fresh, crushed garlic to give boost to your natural defence system in your body. Just let it sit in the air for at least 10 minutes after you crush it. This will greatly enhance its immune boosting properties.
- It helps in lowering cholesterol level in our body.
- It helps to relieve acidity and gas.
- It can lower your High Blood Pressure by 5 to 10 percent. 2-3 garlic cloves a day is all it takes.
- It increases hearth health and minimizes the risks of heart attack or stroke.
- It helps to lessen allergie symptoms since.
- It has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.
- It can prevent and cure skin problems.
- It thins the blood and helps prevent blood clots.
- Regular intake of garlic, as well as many spices, helps to lower the risk of colon cancer.
- It regulate the blood sugar levels and can reduce the insulin needs of diabetics.
- It anti-inflammatory properties can reduce inflammation in Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
- It is rich in Vitamin B6.
- Can help to expel intestinal parasites & worms from our body.
Nutritional Value of Garlic :
- High in Manganese, Vitamin B6 and C.
- Low in saturated fat, Sugar and Sodium.
- High in Calcium, Phosphorus and Selenium
With all of garlics great benefits, aside from tasting great, it really isn’t practical to eat it several times a day every day – You’ll lose a lot of friends. So garlic supplements are an alternative.
For more information on the health benifits of garlic, here is a link to the Linus Pauling Institute.