Garlic is a delicious and also a very nutritious spice that is good for health. It is also used as a food recipe and it has powerful health benefits.
Garlic is often been cooked before eating but this alters its flavor, taste, and some other times its potency especially if it is been overcooked.
Eating garlic in its raw state, makes it work effectively in your body and you get to enjoy all the goodness embedded in it. So in this article, I will be sharing with you some of the health benefits and health conditions that can be managed when you eat garlic in its raw state.
This is because studies have shown that roasting, boiling, heating, or pickling garlic can significantly reduce its allicin content. Therefore, consuming cooked garlic can still be good for your health, but opting for raw garlic instead may help maximize its nutritional value, and give you more goodness.
Here are some of the health benefits you get when you eat raw garlic:
1. Garlic improves immunity: Several studies show that garlic may help decrease inflammation and boost immune function, which may be due to its content of antioxidants and sulfur-containing compounds like allicin.
2. It supports heart health: Some research suggests that garlic may help lower blood pressure and decrease cholesterol levels to support heart health, leading to a good and healthy heart. Also, the component of garlic oil helps protect the heart during cardiac surgery and after a heart attack.
3. Garlic stabilizes blood sugar levels: Garlic may help reduce fasting blood sugar levels and improve blood sugar management, which may be beneficial for managing type 2 diabetes.
4. Garlic protects brain health: Although research in humans is limited, animal studies show that consuming high amounts of fresh garlic or aged garlic extract could improve memory and support brain health.
Garlic has shown tremendous success as a home remedy for managing those health conditions. However, if you notice any change in your body please contact your doctor for a proper diagnosis and a professional piece of advice on how to manage such a condition.
Source: Medical News Today
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