Garlic (Allium Sativum) is part of the onion family and can be found in most kitchens. Garlic serves as good species to make meals tasty and is eaten by everybody except those who have allergies.
Each segment of garlic is called a clove.
Garlic just like ginger has a lasting smell when taken raw.
Garlic has long been used in Egypt, Babylon, Greece, Rome and China.
Why you should add garlic to your meal:
1. Garlic enhances performance
Garlic is used to reduce fatigue and enhance work. It makes athletes exercise longer without feeling tired.
Garlic was given to Olympic athletes in ancient Greece.
2. Garlic helps you live longer
Garlic helps fight infectious diseases which can be a common cause of death, especially in elderly people.
Garlics are beneficial to help reduce the risk factors of chronic diseases.
3. Low in calories
Garlic is low in calories and rich in nutrients like;
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin B6
5. It helps lower blood pressure
Active compounds in garlic can reduce blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease like heart attacks. Garlic helps in relaxing hardened blood vessels and compounds in garlic have been shown to decrease the stickiness of pour platelets and have anti-clotting properties.
6. A rich source of anti-oxidant
Garlic reduces the oxidate damage in the body tissue which slows down the process of ageing and protects the body. It also reduces the risk of brain diseases like dementia.
7. Garlic detoxifies heavy metals in the body
Due to the presence of sulfur compounds in garlic, garlic helps to protect the body against heavy metal toxicity.
8. Reduces the risk of Lung cancer
People who eat ray garlic at least twice a week has a lower percentage of developing lung cancer.
9. Garlic serves as antibiotics
Compounds like diallyl sulfide are very effective as antibiotics in garlic.
10. It lessens the severity of flu or cold
Garlic helps to lessen the length/severity of flu or cold in the body. When you notice that your body system is at risk of cold try adding garlic to your meals.
11. Garlic improves memory
Garlic contains an antioxidant that helps the brain to function better. It increases the blood flow to lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
12. Garlic is good for the skin
Garlic protects the skin and prevents damage. It has an anti-ageing effect and boosts the longevity of the skin cells.
13. Makes your meal taste great!