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In India and parts of Asia and Mid-East, garlic is used since last 1000s  of years! They even used to prescribe garlic to treat a variety of medical conditions. In addition, Indians  use garlic in everyday cooking. Modern science has recently confirmed many of these beneficial health effects.

1. Garlic Contains Compounds With Potent Medicinal Properties
Garlic is a plant in the onion family that’s grown for its distinctive taste and health benefits. It contains sulfur compounds, which are believed to bring some of the health benefits.

2. Garlic Is Highly Nutritious But Has Very Few Calories
A 1-ounce (28-gram) serving of garlic contains (5):

Manganese: 23% of the RDA
Vitamin B6: 17% of the RDA
Vitamin C: 15% of the RDA
Selenium: 6% of the RDA
Fiber: 0.6 grams
Decent amounts of calcium, copper, potassium, phosphorus, iron and vitamin B1
Garlic also contains trace amounts of various other nutrients. In fact, it contains a little bit of almost everything you need.

This comes with 42 calories, 1.8 grams of protein and 9 grams of carbs.

3.. Garlic Can Combat Sickness, Including the Common Cold
Garlic supplements help prevent and reduce the severity of common illnesses like the flu and common cold.

4. The Active Compounds in Garlic Can Reduce Blood Pressure
High doses of garlic appear to improve blood pressure for those with known high blood pressure (hypertension). In some instances, supplements may be as effective as regular medications.

5. Garlic Improves Cholesterol Levels, Which May Lower the Risk of Heart Disease
Garlic supplements seem to reduce total and LDL cholesterol, particularly in those who have high cholesterol. HDL cholesterol and triglycerides do not seem to be affected.

6. Garlic Contains Antioxidants That May Help Prevent Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
Garlic contains antioxidants that protect against cell damage and aging. It may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

7. Garlic May Help You Live Longer
Garlic has known beneficial effects on common causes of chronic disease, so it makes sense that it could also help you live longer.

8. Eating Garlic May Help Detoxify Heavy Metals in the Body
Garlic was shown to significantly reduce lead toxicity and related symptoms in one study.

9. Garlic May Improve Bone Health
Garlic appears to have some benefits for bone health by increasing estrogen levels in females, but more human studies are needed.

Garlic appears to have some benefits for bone health by increasing estrogen levels in females, but more human studies are needed.

10. Garlic Is Easy to Include in Your Diet and Tastes Absolutely Delicious
The last one is not a health benefit, but is still important. Garlic is very easy (and delicious) to include in your current diet. It complements most savory dishes, particularly soups and sauces. The strong taste of garlic can also add a punch to otherwise bland recipes. Garlic comes in several forms, from whole cloves and smooth pastes to powders and supplements like garlic extract and garlic oil.

sourcehttps://www.healthline.com/nutrition/11-proven-health-benefits-of-garlic#section11

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