Why You Should Eat More Garlic Healthy Eating

Why You Should Eat More Garlic

Chop it, mash it, roast it, or sauté it — garlic tastes great in almost everything. Add it to any recipe to transform a dish from bland to yummy. But garlic doesn’t just taste good; scientific research suggests that compounds in the tiny vegetable contribute to good overall health.

Here are some known benefits of eating garlic:

  • Garlic decreases blood pressure by relaxing your blood vessels and increasing blood flow.
  • Garlic is heart healthy: It lowers cholesterol and prevents heart tissue and cell damage, decreasing your risk of heart disease.
  • Garlic contains powerful antioxidants such as allicin, which produces an acid that helps stop free radicals from damaging cells.
  • New research indicates that garlic might reduce the frequency of colds when taken for prevention.
  • Garlic contains a chemical that can clear up fungal infections.

Though scientists agree that garlic is a healthy vegetable that should be a part of every diet, it’s important to note that many claims about garlic’s benefits are based on test tube studies or animal studies.

 

 

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