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Garlic: The Superfood that Reduces Blood Pressure

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Sophia Satapathy
6 months ago
Garlic Reduces Blood Pressure

 

Garlic is a great superfood that is used widely as a flavoring agent in cooking. But it also has medicinal uses; it has helped treat a good range of conditions and diseases and helps in stopping them too.

 

It's been used by humans for thousands of years and has been utilized for both culinary purposes and for its health and therapeutic benefits.

 

The herb plant, garlic belongs to the family of Alliaceae, in the genus, Allium; and is scientifically referred to as garlic. it's believed to has originated within the mountainous region of Central Asia, from where it spread to the temperate and subtropical regions of the planet.

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Nutrition Facts

 

The following nutrition information is for one medium clove (3g) of raw garlic
Calories 4.5g
Fat 0g
Sodium 0.5mg
Carbs 1g
Fiber 1g
Sugar 0g
Protein 0.2g


•    A single clove does provide a small amount of vitamin C and manganese.

•    The high sulfur content in garlic gives antibiotic properties that help in keeping the digestive system clean by flushing out the toxins.

 

Proven Health Benefits of Garlic


1.    Garlic can combat sickness, including the common cold.

2.    The active compounds in garlic can reduce blood pressure.

3.    Garlic improves cholesterol levels that help lower the risk of heart disease.

4.    Garlic contains antioxidants that help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia.

5.    Garlic supplements athletic performance.

6.    Eating garlic may help detoxify heavy metals in the body.

7.    Having garlic improves bone health.

8.    Lowers the risk of developing lung cancer and prostate cancer.

9.    Reduces acne.

10.    Treats psoriasis and cold sores.

11.    Helps grow a healthy head of hair.

12.    It is great for the rejuvenation and healing of skin scars and gives a glow to the skin

13.    Garlic enhances immunity

 

Recipes

 

Chopped garlic can be added to almost any savory dish for a burst of flavour.

 

  • Toasted garlic bread
  • Simple garlic shrimp
  • Garlic pickle
  • Tomato-Garlic Lentil Bowls
  • Mozzarella Mushrooms with Garlic Toast
  • Garlic Tortellini Soup

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Caution

 

  1. Asthma patients should not consume garlic as it can have side effects.
     
  2. Before surgeries or medical operations avoid having garlic.
     
  3. Don’t consume more than 2-3 garlic cloves in a day without consulting a doctor.

 

This article has been reviewed by our panel. The points, views and suggestions put forth in this article have been expressed keeping the best interests of fellow parents in mind. We hope you found the article beneficial.
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Ujjawala Jain
6 months ago
indeed, so great benefits

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