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5 five important facts you may not know about Garlic

1) Garlic contains compounds with potent medicinal properties.

Garlic is a plant in the Allium (onion) family. it is closely related to onions, shallots and leeks. Each segment of a garlic bulb is called a clove. There are about 10-20 cloves in a single bulb, give or take

Garlic grows in many parts of the world and is a popular ingredient in cooking due to its strong smell and delicious taste.

However, throughout ancient history, the main use of garlic was for it's healthy and medicinal properties and benefits. it was used by many major civilization including the Egyptians, babylonians etc....

it's healthy benefits are caused by sulfur compounds formed when a garlic clove is chopped, crushed or chewed. The most famous of those is known as allicin. However allicin is an unstable compound that is only briefly present in fresh garlic after it's been cut or crushed.

(2) Garlic is highly Nutritious but has very few calories

One clove (3grams) of raw garlic contains:

i) Manganese: 2% of the daily value.

ii) Vitamin B6: 2% of the daily value.

iii) Selenium: 1% of the daily value.

iv)fiber: 0.06 grams

Decent amount of calcium, copper, potassium, phosphorus, iron and vitamin B1

This comes with 4.5 calories, 0.2 grams of protein and 1 gram of carbs...

(3) Garlic can combat sickness, including the common cold.

Garlic supplement are known to boost the function of the immune system.

one large 12-weeks study found that a daily garlic supplement reduced the number of colds by 63% compared to a placebo. How ever, one review concluded that the evidence is insufficient and needs more research, despite the lack of strong evidence, adding garlic to your list of diet may be worth trying if you often get colds.

(4)The active compounds in garlic can reduce blood pressure.

(5) Garlic improves cholesterol levels, which may lower the risk of heart disease

Garlic can lower LDL cholesterol.

For those with high cholesterol, garlic supplement appears to reduce LDL cholesterol by about 10-15%

Looking at LDL cholesterol (The bad) and HDL cholesterol (The good), garlic appears to lower LDL but has no reliable effect on HDL...

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