Garlic is one of the most pleasant aromas that you can smell in any dish. However, before it even came as an ingredient that livens up our dinner table, garlic is known to be one of the best medicines around. Did you know that it was used as food in Egypt because it was believed to give strength and endurance?
Garlic has also been known to fight off evil spirits. That’s why several houses even use it as either a necklace or a door decoration. Now, that’s a powerful vegetable! Imagine a food that gives you strength and helps you fight evil spirits? No wonder history tells us that garlic was a highly valued commodity.
But asides from these supernatural beliefs about the power of garlic, here are some of the scientifically proven health benefits that makes garlics a must in your table!
Scientifically proven health benefits of garlic:
Garlic shields you off from common colds and flu– In a study made over the course of 12 weeks, people who added garlic in their diets were 63% less likely to have flu or common colds.
Garlic can help you lower your blood pressure – High blood, heart attacks and hypertension are the world’s most prominent sickness that leads to death. That is why adding garlic to your diet can help you lower your blood pressure and reduce the risk of having them.
Note: You need to eat a lot of garlic in order for this to take effect, 4 – 5 cloves a day.
Garlic can help with your athletic performance – Garlic was used way back in Greece as a performance enhancing food. As mentioned earlier, laborers were asked to ear garlic so that they can have increased endurance and continue working. In a study made for people with heart diseases, those who supplemented with garlic oil for 6 weeks had an increased heart peak rate and was able to exercise better.
Garlic can make you pretty – Applying a clove of garlic directly onto your skin can relieve acne. Its antioxidants and other nutrients can help the skin stay fresh. Might sting a little, but it’s worth it!
Going gaga over garlic is not just a superstition, it’s a known fact from science. Add garlic to your diet now and experience it’s benefits!
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Charlotte has tried every buffet restaurant in the Metro and is on the quest to try the ones in the provinces soon. She's an active blogger and you can find her in her think tank in Marco Polo on weekdays. She used to think Oleia Topical Oil can help her loose weight since it's good for inflammation only to realize it's better for after work massages.