Before we go deep into the benefits of garlic, let’s educate ourselves on the knowledge available about the nature of garlic.
Garlic is genus, Allium; a specie of onion. Its close relatives include the onion, shallot, leek, chive, and Chinese onion.
It is common with Central Asia and northeastern Iran, and has been a seasoning agent on our diets.
Now, let’s look at few benefits of garlic in our everyday food consumption.
Allicin compound exists in freshly cut or crushed garlic.
Other food compounds that play role in the health benefits of garlic includes diallyl disulfide and s-allyl cysteine.
Trully, if you want the full benefits of garlic. You should eat it raw.
Garlic boosts the immune system. Garlic boots the immune system of the body. Cold and common flu is one the fewer diseases that helps us to check our immune system. If we include garlic in our diets, common flu and cold will not be our problem.
Garlic reduces blood pressure. Garlic in certain amount of dose can drastically reduce high blood pressure .
Garlic reduces bad cholesterol levels. Garlic helps in reducing Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and balancing High-density lipoprotein (HDL).
Garlic improves the function of the brain. Garlic contains antioxidants which counters free radicals causing oxidation and serving as aging factor. And we all know some of the health problems associated with aging includes Dementia and Alzheimer’s.