Garlic plays a vital ingredient in most Indian recipes and that is why Indian food is so tasty and partly because Indians have to include garlic in most of their recipes or eat it in its raw form, they rarely get sick. Garlic is like a super vegetable from the bulb family. Forget about the funky breath you may get after eating it, Garlic has so many health benefits.
Here are the health benefits of garlic:
*It contains antibacterial and antiviral properties
*It is packed with antioxidants so your immune system could benefit from a constant intake of garlic.
*It has aphrodisiac properties due to its ability to increase blood circulation.
*It has anti-clotting properties which help in blood thinning
*May help to regulate the formation of fat cells in our body hence aid in weight loss.
*It contains a chemical called ajoene which helps to treat fungal skin infections like athlete’s foot and ringworm.
*It contains Allicin which helps control blood pressure.
*Garlic increases insulin release and regulates blood sugar levels in diabetics.
*Helps protect the heart from cardiovascular problems like heart attacks and atherosclerosis.
*Has the ability to moderately lower our blood triglycerides and total cholesterol and reduce arterial plaque formation.
*It is known to have anti-inflammatory properties which help combat allergies. Raw garlic juice may be used to immediately stop the itching due to rashes and bug bites.
*Scientists are not sure why, but mosquitoes don’t seem to like garlic. So garlic does help keep away mosquitoes.
*Daily use of garlic might reduce the frequency and number of colds as it contains properties that have a remedy for respiratory problems.
*Can help relieve toothaches due to its antibacterial and analgesic properties.
*Diallyl sulphides in garlic increase production of ferroportin and help improve iron metabolism.