Garlic is just a powerhouse of medicinal properties! Many ancient civilizations like the Romans, Greeks, Egyptians, and Chinese have been used this natural remedy for treating different diseases.
The effectiveness of garlic is due to its active compound known as allicin, a sulfuric compound that becomes activated when the garlic is crushed, chopped, or chewed.
Even though it has a strong smell, garlic has an amazing taste, and don’t be afraid to incorporate into your daily diet! Your body will thank you!
Health Benefits of Garlic:
It has been shown that garlic reduces the number of colds in patients. Moreover, it reduces the symptoms and they will last only 1 day.
Reduces Blood Pressure
Garlic has the ability to reduce blood pressure as well. If you do not want to eat garlic due to its strong taste, you can use garlic supplements as well. They are extremely beneficial. In fact, they are better than the medications for high blood pressure (like Atenolol) that can only cause side-effects and lead to further complications.
Improves The Levels Of Cholesterol
Garlic can help you to effectively treat high cholesterol. Many studies showed that garlic supplements can reduce the levels of bad cholesterol by 15%.
Protects Against Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
Garlic is rich in antioxidants which can destroy free radicals responsible for the occurrence of many neurodegenerative diseases. To prevent these problems, make sure to include garlic in your daily diet.
Detoxifies Heavy Metals
A study that included people working in a factory where they were constantly exposed to extremely high levels of lead showed that 3 doses of garlic every day managed to reduce the amounts of lead by 20%!
Other Health Benefits of Garlic Include:
- Increases bone strength
- Improves athletic performance
- Nutrient-rich and low in calories
If you are looking for new ways to include garlic in your diet, check out the amazing recipe below!
Recipe For A Garlic Soup Broth Against Flu And Colds
- 2 heads of garlic
- Freshly ground pepper and Kosher salt (to taste)
- 1 handful of herbs (e.g., sage, parsley and/or cilantro)
- 2 tbsp of extra-virgin olive oil
Take one of the garlic cloves, cut it horizontally and put it aside. Take the second one and separate the cloves. Peel them and crush them. In a big saucepan, add the olive oil.
Heat it at medium temperature and add the crushed garlic cloves. Cook them until they are soft and golden brown in color.
Next, add 2 quarts of water and let it boil. Add the herbs and the other garlic head and let it simmer for 40 minutes until the broth is reduced by half.
Add some pepper and salt. Make sure to strain your garlic broth through a sieve. Enjoy!
Source: Alternative Health Universe