Greek physician Hippocrates once said “let food be the medicine and medicine be the food”. He prescribed garlic to treat many diseases. It is grown in many parts of the world and used as a popular ingredient in food due to its strong smell and taste. Now, modern science has also confirmed some benefits of garlic pearls. Let me share top 10 benefits of garlic with you: –
- Garlic contains Allicin, which has medicinal properties: –
Garlic belongs to Allium (onion) family. When we chop, crush or chew a garlic clove we get a distinct smell which is due to the compound Allicin. It gets into the digestive tract and travels all over the body and exerts potent biological effects.
- Highly nutritious: –
1 ounce (28 grams) 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.
- Fibre: 1 gram.
- Decent amounts of Calcium, Copper, Potassium, Phosphorus, Iron and Vitamin B1.
It contains a bit of everything that our body needs. It has very low calories which is beneficial for us.
- Combats sickness: –
It is known for boosting the process of immune system. A study conducted for 12 weeks came with a result that garlic capsules reduces the risk of common cold by 63%. If you often get cold then adding garlic in your food is a great option.
- It can reduce blood pressure: –
It has a significant impact on reducing blood pressure. In a study, garlic extract if given daily at the dosage of 600-1,500 mg reduces blood pressure in a 24 week period.
- It improves cholesterol levels: –
Garlic can low both total and LDL “bad” cholesterol. It reduces it by 10-15%. It doesn’t do any harm to HDL “good” cholesterol.
- Prevents Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia: –
High dosage of garlic supplementation has shown to increase the antioxidant enzymes in humans. These antioxidants have shown protection against cell damage and ageing. It may also reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s as well as Dementia.
- It may help you live longer: –
It has beneficial effects in controlling blood pressure, which directly shows us that it helps us in living longer. It also fights against infectious diseases, because of which may people die.
- Athletic performance is improved: –
It was one of the earliest performances enhancing substance. It reduces the fatigue and also enhances their strength.
- Helps in detoxifying heavy metals in our body: –
Garlic Pearl has high doses of sulphur compounds. According to a study conducted on the employees of car battery plant found reduced lead levels in blood by 19% compared to those who weren’t given garlic supplementation. It also reduces the sign of toxicity, blood pressure and headaches.
- It may improve bone health: –
According to a study daily dosage of supplementation given to menopausal women showed a decrease in estrogen deficiency. They have also shown benefits effects in osteoarthritis.
It is very easy to include garlic in your current diet. You can easily add them in soups and sauces. Have garlic two to three times a day to give more beneficial effects to your body.