We have heard dozens of times from our parents and grandparents about how healthy garlic actually is. But words are never enough, therefore here are scientifically proven facts about the use of garlic:
It contains a compound called Allicin. Which in its turn has potent medicinal properties, used throughout ancient history. The use of garlic was even mentioned in documents of such major civilizations as Greeks, Chinese, Egyptians. The major benefits come from the compound allicin, which is also the one that makes a specific smell.
Garlic is extremely nutritious with a minimum of calories. To make the example more visible:
28 grams of garlic contains:
-Manganese: 23% of the RDA.
-Vitamin B6: 17% of the RDA.
-Vitamin C: 15% of the RDA.
-Selenium: 6% of the RDA.
-Fiber: 1 gram.
It is a great medicine against cold as well. As it boosts immune system. One study revealed that high dose of garlic extract can reduce the number of sick days with cold or flue by 61%. So if you often catch a cold, consider adding garlic to your meals.
Garlic can reduce blood pressure. Numerous studies proved that garlic is capable to lower the pressure in people who often suffer from the high blood pressure.
It can improve the cholesterol levels, which lower the risk of heart diseases. People suffering from high level of cholesterol, can reduce its level to 10-15% by consuming garlic supplementation.
Thanks to antioxidants, it can help to prevent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Garlic contains antioxidants which support body’s protective mechanisms against oxidative damage. It can also increase the antioxidant enzymes in humans.
It can extend your lifespan. It is almost impossible to prove what exactly can make people live longer. But simply take into account that garlic reduces such risks as blood pressure and heart diseases, it makes sense.
If you want to perform in sports better, take garlic supplementation. It was used even in ancient times to reduce fatigue and increase the work capacity of laborers. Especially it was very popular among Olympic games in ancient Greece.
It can help detoxify heavy metals in the body. The sulfur compounds in garlic are a great protection against organ damage from heavy metal toxicity.
It may also improve the bone health. Or better say it can reduce the bone loss thanks to increasing estrogen in females. Regular consumption of onion and garlic has shown to have great effects on osteoarthritis.
Plus it is extremely delicious and makes your dishes flavored. That’s why it is extremely easy to add it to your daily meal!
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