Garlic is famously known around the world and is a popular ingredient in cooking. It is closely related to leeks, shallot, and onions. Each segment of a garlic bulb is called a clove.
Since ancient history, garlic has been used in treating various diseases such as colds and flu. Most of its health and medicinal benefits are mainly due to the sulfur compounds formed when a garlic clove is chopped, crushed or chewed. These sulfur compounds produce potent biological effects once they enter the body from the digestive tract and travel all over the body.
A 1-ounce (28-gram) serving of garlic contains:
· Manganese: 23% of the RDA
· Vitamin B6: 17% of the RDA
· Vitamin C: 15% of the RDA
· Selenium: 6% of the RDA
· Fiber: 0.6 grams
· Decent amounts of calcium, copper, potassium, phosphorus, iron and vitamin B1
Here Are The Health Benefits Of Garlic
· Reduces blood pressure
· Improves cholesterol levels
· Regular consumption may help beat iron deficiency and anemia
· Also has anti-cancer properties
· Maintains blood sugar at a healthy level
· Contains antioxidants that may help prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
· Detoxify heavy metals in the body
· Improve bone health
· Helps fight bacterial and viral infections
Beauty Uses of Garlic
· Treats dandruff
· Stimulates hair growth
· Treat balding naturally
· Helps in weight loss
· Treats fungal infection on the skin
· Eliminates acne and pimples
Despite these amazing benefits, some may not like the odor in their mouth after eating garlic. Due to this, you can simply consume garlic tea.
Here Is How To Make A Garlic Tea
Garlic Tea Recipe
· 1 clove of garlic (fresh garlic is a top option)
· 3g of grated ginger
· 1 tablespoon raw honey
· 1 tablespoon lemon juice
· 200 ml of water
How to prepare:
- Grate ginger and cut the garlic clove into small pieces.
- Boil the water and then add the ginger and garlic. Under low heat, let the mixture boil for 20 minutes.
- After turning off the heat, let the mixture cool then strain, and add lemon juice and honey.
Consume the mixture every morning on an empty stomach.