3 Proven Health Benefits of Garlic
In ancient days, garlic was used as a medicine to treat a variety of medical conditions. However, even modern science has recently confirmed that it is beneficial to eat garlic as this is good for health.
Following are 3 health benefits of garlic that are supported by human research studies.
- Garlic Contains Allicin
Allicin enters the body from the digestive tract and travels all over the body, where it exerts its potent biological effects. Years ago, the main use of garlic was for its health and medicinal properties. All the major civilizations including the Egyptians, Babylonians, Greeks, Romans and the Chinese have mentioned and well documented its uses and benefits. The entire “head” is called a garlic bulb, while each segment is called a clove. There are about 10-20 cloves in a single bulb, give or take.
- Garlic Is Highly Nutritious and Low In Calories
Garlic is incredibly nutritious. 28 grams of serving of garlic contains following nutritious:
- Manganese: 23% of the RDA
- Vitamin B6: 17% of the RDA
- Vitamin C: 15% of the RDA
- Selenium:6% of the RDA
- Fiber:6 gram
- Decent amounts of calcium, copper, potassium, phosphorus, iron and vitamin B1
It is said that the garlic contains a little bit of almost everything we need.
- Garlic Can Combat Common Cold As Well As Sickness
It is said that the garlic supplementation boosts the function of the immune system. A study proves that a daily garlic supplement reduced the number of colds by 63% compared with placebo. The average length of cold symptoms was also reduced by 70%, from 5 days in placebo to just 1.5 days in the garlic group.
You must add garlic in your diet if you often get cold.