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Interesting facts about Garlic

Garlic is one of the healthiest foods on earth with many health properties: anti blood coagulation, antioxidant, antiviral, antimicrobial, lowers cholesterol, anticancer properties and really helps fight the common cold.


Another benefit of garlic is it helps regulate the body’s blood pressure. So whether you have problems with low or high blood pressure, garlic can help equalize it.


Garlic contains many trace minerals which are important for normal functioning of our metabolism. Among them are copper, iron, magnesium, germanium, zinc and selenium.


Garlic contains Vitamins C and B group, fibre and various amino acids.


Crushing of garlic cloves induces release of enzymes which trigger creation of sulfur compounds that are responsible for the pungent and long lasting odor of garlic.


Garlic and onions are toxic to cats and dogs.


Garlic used to be called Russian penicillin and given to soldiers in WW2.


Garlic can thin the blood similar to the effect of aspirin.


Garlic must be stored unpeeled in dark, cool, dry places away from other foods.


Drinking lemon juice or eating a few slices of lemon will stop bad garlic breath.

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