A lot of people can’t stand the smell and thus would prefer to stay far from it.
Even for those of us who are used to it, the lingering smell even after days of eating garlic can become a menace to our social ties.
Garlic is one of the many natural antibiotics out there and believe it or not it can come in handy when all others fail.
So what are the amazing health benefits of garlic?
1. Garlic Is Nutricious
Like every thing plant, garlic comes with a nutrional bunch. It is said to contain trace amount of various other nutrients than the ones mentioned below. 1
- 42 calories
- 1.8 grams of protein
- 9 grams of carbs
As well as the following.
- 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 gram.
2. Oxidative Damage Control
When it comes to oxidative damages to our system, the antioxidants in garlic has shown pontential in the 2
High dosage of garlic has also proved to simultaneously increase antioxidants in the body as well as reducing oxidative stress in those with the high blood pressure disease.
3. Reduce Exercise Fatigue
This number on the health benefits of garlic rubric is good for those who frequent the gym.
For garlic has also being described as one of the earliest “performance enhancing” substances.
Said to have been given to labourers in ancient cultures to help with more output.
For those looking for some precise historical value to garlic then hear this, it was administered to Olympic athletes in ancient Greece. 6
In other words garlic would help increase your gym output by reducing fatigue.
4.Protects Against Heavy Metal Toxicity
Garlic also comes with the ability to protect us from heavy metal toxicity in our body through the sulphur compounds it houses.
According to this study garlic was able to reduce other sighs of clinical toxicity as well as reduce lead levels in the blood by 19%.
Was also able to outperformed the drug D-penicillamine in symptom reduction with just three garlic does each day.
5. Cholesterol Reduction
Garlic is also known for its ability to lower Total and LDL cholesterol.
6. Combat Blood Pressure
Through human studies garlic was able to significantly reduce blood pressure in people with high blood pressure.
In one study, aged garlic extract at doses of 600-1,500 mg was just as effective as the drug Atenolol at reducing blood pressure over a 24 week period 10 .
To have this effect however garlic must be taken in high dose in what should be an equivalent to four garlic gloves.
7. Immune Booster
Generally garlic is a booster to our immune system. Which as a result means common cold and flu can be combated easily through the use of garlic.
According to some stodues it was able reduce colds by 63% compared with placebo .
In other words it would improve the functions of your immune system, making it fit to fight of sicknesses in general and not just cold and flu.
8. Potent Health Properties
Garlic contains antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antioxidant properties and best noted is the allicin content.
Which is responsible for the smell that most people just can’t seem to stomach.
In fact allicin is the chief healer resident in garlic and responsible for its many Health benefits.
To get enough of this compound. The garlic must be dice and chopped and allowed to sit for a while.
Which release and also increase the allicin content.
Garlic is also said to be capable of preventing food poisoning by killing bacteria like E. coli, Salmonella enteritidis , etc.
9. Sex Life
Want to spice up your sex life?
Then garlic is another natural aphrodisiac up your alley that can help you do just that.
It will help with blood circulation to your sexual organs as well as intensify your moments of orgasm.
10. Reduce Toothache
Among the amazing health benefits of garlic is its ability to reduce toothache. Due to its antibacterial and analgesic properties garlic is known for its ability to soothe toothaches.
11.Helps With Anaemia And Iron Deficiency
Garlic contains a protein known for its ability to absorb and release iron, called ferroportin.
Which helps to improves iron metabolism and consequently so, prevents anaemia and related diseases.
12. Good For Your Heart
- By stretching and maintaining the elasticity of the arteries.
- Through its anti-clotting ability, is able to prevent clotting inside the blood vessels.
- Through its sulphur compounds is able to prevent hardening of the arteries.
Garlic is also among the many other natures gift that seem to possess a certain resistant effect against cancer.
Due to its diallyl sulphide content garlic was shown to be able to prevent the transformation of PhIP (a type of compound that has been associated with increased incidence of breast cancer ) into carcinogens.
14. Combats Diabetes
Also anti diabetic, garlic can help with the maintenance of diabetes through.
- Insulin release increase
- Regulates blood sugar level
And there you have it. The various amazing health benefits of garlic that the smell just wont allow many people to partake in.
But I hope you are not one of them but anyways I hope you are not among that lot?