The health benefits of Garlic you should know about

Garlic is one of the most common ingredients in Nigerian dishes but apart from its flavour and aroma in foods, this vegetable bulb also has amazing health benefits.

Garlic has been in use since time immemorial to treat various ailments, garlic is one ingredient in your kitchen that has a number of uses.

Here are some health benefits of garlic you should know about.

  • Garlic helps keep bacterial and viral infections at bay due to its innate compounds
  • Since it has both antibacterial and antiviral properties, garlic is great when it comes to treating skin infections.
  • It helps prevent the formation of clots in the body through it anti-clotting properties of ajoene
  • Can keep your blood pressure levels in check.
  • It also helps protect the heart from the damaging effects of free oxygen radicals.
  • The allicin present in garlic helps moderately lower our blood triglycerides and total cholesterol
  • Garlic increases insulin release and regulates blood sugar levels in your body, especially if you are a diabetic.
  • Diallyl sulphides present in garlic increase the production of ferroportin (a protein that helps in the absorption and release of iron which helps beats beat iron deficiency and
  • It can help relieve toothaches due to its antibacterial and analgesic properties.
  • According to recent research, garlic may help to regulate the formation of fat cells in our body.

Source: AgroNigeria

Let’s Discuss

  • What other benefits of garlic do you know about?
  • What are your dislikes about garlic? Mine is the smell, what’s yours? @Everybody
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The smell put me off.

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:grinning: @patience same here

it help me sleep well if used with lemon grass tea , its the smell, the way people talk about when i use it but left for me i like the smell, only that when i go closer to people they get me pissed off in the manner in which they use when complaining.

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Funny tho but i can relate @olanrewajuolaitan02

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