Garlic is cooking ingredient that can’t be replaced, since it’s enhances the taste and gives specific taste to the food.
But garlic is also known as natural antibiotic that natural medicine recommends especially during flu season. But health benefits of garlic go way beyond juts antibiotic properties. It has many more health benefits thanks to the specific chemical compounds it contains. It is also used in modern medicine since the pharmaceutical market is full with natural remedies that have garlic as main ingredient.
Garlic contains about 400 active ingredients and is rich in vitamins and minerals as adenosine, alicin, vitamin A, vitamin B1 and B2, vitamin C, iron, selenium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, sulfur, iodine, amino acids, natural oils and fibers.
Alicin is the ingredient that holds the most health benefits of garlic. It is known for its strong antibacterial, antivirus, antifungal and antioxidant properties. Some new studies have also confirmed that garlic can also work against parasites that attack human organism but it can also be considered aphrodisiac because it can increase the amount of blood that goes to the reproductive organs. Garlic as well as compounds it contains are subject of various scientific researches that have confirmed that it is very effective in treating infections caused by virus and bacteria as well as it can work in preventing as well as treating various kinds of cancer if it is used regularly.
BENEFITS OF GARLIC
Garlic is a natural remedy but there are also proofs that it can kill bacilli so it is beneficial during flu season when our organism is prone to viral and bacterial infections. Thanks to the key vitamins, amino acids and antioxidants, it can help you boost your immune system and protect your health.
Garlic is considered natural regulator of blood pressure. But it also can clean your arteries from fats and debris that is stored on arterial walls, helps lower the bad cholesterol and improves heart health. People that have high blood pressure need up to 4 cloves a day to feel its benefits.
Human memory is weakening with age because all the body functions also have negative effect on our brain. Garlic is rich with antioxidants that help with oxidative stress and this is the main reason it is used in various supplements of this kind. Garlic contains compounds that prevent aging of brain, improve mental productiveness and lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Skin and hair
Garlic improves hair grow and can prevent breaking and damaging of hairs. Skin cells fibroblasts, that are responsible for skin regeneration, have very positive reaction to garlic compounds. Just 2 cloves of garlic a day can help improve production of collagen that helps improve elasticity of skin.
Garlic also helps for healthy and strong teeth. Antibacterial and antifungal properties prevent caries and since it kills microbes it also protects the gums.
There are various compounds of garlic that activate certain cells in our body that literally destroy fat deposits and extra weight. Regular use will also prevent obesity and disable storing excess deposits of fat in various body areas.