Few Proven Health Benefits of Garlic

Garlic gives triple protection

Antiviral – Garlic helps prevent illness such as flu, common cold, Herpes –Simplex virus 1, Para-influenza virus or vesicular stomatitis. Garlic oil is used to kill warts.

Antifungal– Garlic is effective against organisms such as Aspergillus, Candida, Cryptococcus, Trichophyton, which cause disease in humans.

Anti-bacterial – Garlic has antibacterial properties as it is effective against bacteria such as E.coli and many strains that become resistant to antibiotics.

Garlic is available in various forms-

•    Fresh garlic

•    Dried garlic

•    Freeze-dried garlic

•    Garlic oil

•    Garlic extracts

What does it contain?

Sulfur compounds – Allin, Allicin, Ajoene, Allyl propyl, Diallyl, Sallycysteine

Vitamins – B1, C, B6, A

Minerals – Copper, Iron, Calcium, Selenium, Manganese

A 1-ounce (28-gram) serving of garlic contains-

•    Manganese: 23% of the RDA

•    Vitamin B6: 17% of the RDA

•    Vitamin C: 15% of the RDA

•    Selenium: 6% of the RDA

•    Fiber: 0.6 grams

Health benefits –

•    Garlic contains a chemical call Allicin that is released when you cut, chew, chop, a garlic clove. Allicin is the key ingredient responsible for the broad spectrum of anti-bacterial activity in garlic.

•    Garlic can combat sickness including the common cold as the supplements present in it boost the immune system

•    The active component present in garlic reduces blood pressure and other heart-related diseases. As per a study, 600–1,500 mg of garlic extract was just as effective as the drug Atenolol, a drug prescribed for reducing blood pressure.

•    Garlic improves the levels of cholesterol that plays a key role in heart disease. Garlic reduces total LDL (bad cholesterol) levels, especially in people who have high cholesterol.

•    The antioxidants present in garlic prevents the risk of Alzheimer ’s disease and Dementia.

•    Garlic enhances the performance and helps you stay healthier as it enhances the work capacity.

•    Eating garlic helps detoxify the body; this is due to the presence of sulfur compounds.

•    Garlic reduces the clinical signs of toxicity, including headaches and blood pressure.

•    Studies prove that garlic minimises bone loss by increasing estrogen levels.

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