9 Health Benefits of Garlic

Sep 11, 2023, 11:37 PM IST

9 Health Benefits of Garlic

Heena Sharma

Info source- Healthline.com 

Heena Sharma

1. Medicinal properties

Garlic contains sulfur compounds like allicin that offer various health benefits when consumed.

2. Nutrient-rich

Garlic is low in calories but high in nutrients like vitamin B6, vitamin C, manganese, selenium, and fiber.

3. Immunity support

Aged garlic extract can boost the immune system, reducing the severity of cold and flu symptoms.

4. Blood pressure regulation

Garlic supplements may lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of cardiovascular events, similar to some medications but with fewer side effects.

5. Cholesterol management

Garlic can lower total and LDL cholesterol levels, potentially reducing the risk of heart disease.

6. Antioxidant properties

Garlic's antioxidants may protect against oxidative damage, potentially lowering the risk of Alzheimer's and dementia.

7. Longevity

Regular garlic consumption may contribute to a longer life, possibly due to its immune-boosting effects.

8. Athletic performance

While research is limited, garlic has been historically used to enhance performance, possibly by reducing oxidative stress.

9. Heavy metal detoxification

Garlic can help detoxify heavy metals like lead from the body, reducing toxicity symptoms and lead levels in the blood.