Garlic is a nutritional beast. It’s packed with vitamins B and C, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc. It is used as a flavour while cooking to liven up any dish. While garlic is a common ingredient in the kitchen, it is also known for its health benefiting properties as well. The benefits of garlic are attributed to the presence of sulphur-containing compound called Allicin. Garlic also boasts anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and antioxidant properties.
Let’s discuss the different health benefits of garlic in detail.
- Garlic Helps Reduce Blood Pressure
Garlic is highly beneficial for people with high blood pressure (BP) and hypertension. These are among the two major causes of cardiovascular diseases like heart attacks and strokes. Several studies have been performed to check the impact of garlic on blood pressure and it was concluded that garlic significantly reduces blood pressure in people with high BP. According to a study published in Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, garlic improves blood lipid profile, strengthens blood antioxidant potential, and causes significant reductions in systolic and diastolic blood pressures.
- Garlic Helps Manage Cholesterol Levels
One of the most prominent benefits of garlic is that it can reduce LDL cholesterol also known as bad cholesterol in people with high cholesterol issues. It is recommended to consume garlic continuously for 6-8 weeks to see a significant impact on the cholesterol levels. As garlic helps in reducing LDL cholesterol, it also lowers the risk of heart disease. One thing to be noted is that garlic doesn’t have any impact on HDL or good cholesterol.
- Garlic Is A Powerful Antibiotic
Garlic contains a compound called Diallyl sulfide, which helps in fighting the Campylobacter bacterium, one of the leading causes of intestinal infections. Garlic benefits by reducing disease-causing bacteria. According to a study published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, consuming garlic is effective against a wide spectrum of bacteria, fungi and viruses.
- Garlic For Better Skin & Hair
The antioxidant properties of garlic helps in protecting the skin collagen by slowing down the depletion of collagen which leads to loss of elasticity in ageing skin. Garlic also works wonders for skin infected with fungal infections. It relieves from skin ailments like eczema.
When it comes to hair, we all know that onion works well. However, a lot of people don’t know that garlic benefits hair by preventing hair loss.
- Garlic Helps In Common Cold
Consuming garlic has a potent impact on the immune system. Eating raw or cooked garlic regularly can help in treating stuffy nose and cure the cold. It reduces the severity of the symptoms as well. This is because it contains sulphur compounds called allicin and allian that have a direct antiviral effect on the body.
Garlic is a highly effective ingredient when consumed regularly. However, for many people, eating garlic on a regular basis can be an issue. No worries, we got you. We have Magicleaf Apple Cider Vinegar infused with ginger, garlic, lemon & stevia so that you can reap the benefits of garlic with a refreshing taste.
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