Garlic has been used as medicinal remedy for centuries due to the great properties it contains. Hippocrates is one of those people that has been using this remedy due to the health benefits, flavor and aroma it contains.
Garlic contains extremely intense flavor and as we already know it has been used for various medicinal purposes. It is considered as part of the family of lilacs which includes the onions and leek.
This ingredient has been used in gastronomy due to the curative and preventive properties it contains. Garlic is packed with zinc, iodine, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin B1, vitamin B3, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and vitamin E. Alliin is also a compound found in garlic which gives pungent and distinctive flavor and aroma.
On the other hand garlic contains lots of proteins and carbohydrates, which is greater amount than any other vegetable. Due to these reasons garlic is considered as great source of energy and one of the greatest “superfood”.
The University of North Carolina conducted a research study which found that garlic contains properties that reduces the risk of stomach cancer by 50%.
Here is a list of some of the health benefits of garlic:
1. Fights fungi
2. Fights inflammation
3. Regulates blood pressure
4. Boosts the immune system
5. Promotes blood circulation
6. Improves appetite and digestion
7. Improves the respiratory system and relieves congestion
8. Prevents clogging
9. Improves the nervous system
10. Fights cancer cells
11. Contains antibiotic properties
12. Reduces triglycerides
13. Acts as anticoagulant
You can also lower the cholesterol levels if you eat 1 or 2 cloves of garlic per day for a period of one month.