While it may give us garlic breath, who doesn’t enjoy a tasty meal with garlic? Garlic is a close relative of the onion and is native to Central Asia. It has been used as a food flavouring agent for many years, as well as in traditional and alternative medicine. Not that you need them, but here are 6 reasons to eat more garlic.
Boosts heart health
Garlic is thought to have significant cardioprotective properties, which help to prevent diseases like atherosclerosis, hyperlipidemia, thrombosis, hypertension and more.
Daily inclusion of raw garlic in your diet helps to aid digestive problems. Even inflammation or irritation of the gastric canal may be reduced using this herb. It is thought that garlic helps clear up most intestinal problems like dysentery, diarrhea and colitis. Its role in dispelling worms is also phenomenal. It does not affect the good bacteria in the intestine but destroys the harmful ones. It not only enhances digestion but also helps relieve stomach gas.
Improves the immune system
Garlic has phytonutrients that help reduce oxidative stress, thereby, strengthening your immunity. Furthermore, it helps to reduce fatigue, as well as increase energy and longevity.
Helps prevent acne
Along with other ingredients like honey, turmeric and cream, it can be used as a home remedy for acne scars and even preventing the onset of acne. The herb is an effective skin cleanser and an antibiotic substance that helps resolve a number of skin conditions, including skin rashes, psoriasis, cold sores and blisters. Additionally, it also helps in cell synthesis, protecting against UV rays and in delaying aging.
Helps reduce hypertension
Garlic is an herbal ingredient often used for lowering blood pressure. When exposed to high levels of pressure, a substance in the body known as nitric oxide relaxes the blood vessels and causes them to dilate. It also fights against thrombosis by reducing platelet aggregation.
Helps with eye care
Garlic is rich in nutrients like selenium, quercetin and Vitamin C, all of which contribute to eye health and help with eye infections and inflammation.
Garlic is a firm favourite when it comes to herbs used in our dishes at Anat. With health benefits such as the above, and incredible taste benefits, there are many reasons to enjoy garlic.