Garlic is a Vegetable belonging to a class of bulb shaped plants (along with chives, leeks, scallions and onions). It is one of the most valuable foods out there, because of the countless health benefits it provides.
Garlic is used for so many healing qualities because of its high content in nutrients such as Protein, Calcium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Zinc and more.
Allicin is the compound in Garlic that gives such great health benefits. It is important to know that you must chew, crush or cut the Garlic for Allicin to actually be released.
People commonly use Garlic to boost the body’s immune system because of it is so rich in vitamins. If you start experiencing symptoms of a cold, chop up 4 cloves of garlic and eat it (or add it to your food). Garlic is often used to relieve pain. If you have a toothache, chop a piece of garlic and gently rub along your tooth and gums. It is a great pain reliever for sore throats as well. Simply chew on a slice of garlic and allow the juices to go down your throat. In about 15 minutes your pain should subside.
Garlic contains something called Germanium, which is an anti-cancer agent. Which is why it is referred to as the “cancer killer”. Consumption of garlic on a regular basis has been known to significantly lower risk of many types of cancers.
One thing many people may not know is that Garlic is also a powerful Antibiotic.
If consumed regularly, it can help regulate your blood pressure. Whether you have problems with high or low blood pressure, Garlic can actually stabilize it.
Add To Your Diet
Like most foods, it is best to eat Garlic raw because cooking it can destroy some of the healthy compounds. Luckily, you can add chopped fresh garlic on mostly anything and it tastes great. Sprinkle on your soup, spread over some toast or add over any of your dishes at dinner. Fresh Garlic Basil Bruschetta makes the tastiest of appetizers.
Try this Sauteed Kale & Garlic for a delicious side dish.