This herb-like vegetable is super nutritious and turns bland dishes into delicious ones. Garlic can be cooked whole, or chopped or minced. Recipes may call for it to be saut ed in oil or roasted. This strong-smelling pungent-tasting bulb is rich in allicin that is a super-addition to the diet. Garlic is low in calories, saturated fat, and sodium to maintain a healthy body. On the other hand, it s rich in minerals like phosphorus, iron, potassium, magnesium, and calcium. Daily inclusion of raw garlic helps to clear up the digestive tract. It significantly controls cholesterol levels, heart problems, and hypertension.
This miracle herb has been used since time immemorial as a medicine to prevent or treat various diseases. It has a variety of potent sulfur-containing compounds. Allicin, the vital compound among them, is known to have great anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, antioxidant properties. These compounds have an effect on the circulatory, digestive and immunological systems of our body and help in lowering blood pressure, detoxification and healing. Garlic is known to have anti-inflammatory properties that helps the body to fight against allergies. Daily intake of garlic lowers risk of most types of cancer. Not surprisingly, due to its anti-inflammatory property, it helps to regulate the formation of fat cells in our body.