It has been authenticated by Science as one of the most powerful root-plants ever known and has been used extensively as an ingredient in culinary and medicine products. Garlic has been proven scientifically to cure as well as prevent sicknesses and diseases than other natural herbs in the world. It contains enough power potent to fight cancerous cells in the body.
Commonly known for its unpleasant-smell, it is a very rich vegetable in calcium, proteins, silicon, sugars, iodine, potassium, Vitamin A, B1, B3, C and nutrients that are beneficial to our bodies.
Though the smell of Garlic is unpleasant to many, its tremendous benefits cannot be overridden by it. The following are the wonderful benefits of garlic.
1. Reduces fat in the body
It has been scientifically proven and demonstrated that Garlic helps in promoting a decrease of low-density lipoprotein from 7% to about 22%. It also increases high density proteins that are favorable in the blood from about 15% to 31%. Moreover, it helps in lowering triglycerides and cholesterol in the body from about 15% to 20%.
2. Prevents High Blood Pressure and relaxes the Heart
Garlic helps in regulating cardiac rhythms of the heart and acts as vasodilator that is useful in widening blood vessels, hence making the blood flow smooth. The regulation of heart rhythm is very beneficial to people with Arrhythmia. The smooth flow of blood helps in lowering high blood pressure.
3. Immune system booster
Garlic helps to stimulates activities of white blood cells and in defending the body from diseases and infections. It is very effective especially in fighting colds and flu when it is taken raw. Researchers have revealed that Garlic has properties that trigger production of free radical-fighting enzymes from the liver that help the body in fighting against penicillin-resistant bacteria.
4. Garlic is anti-diabetic
Garlic helps in lowering the glucose-levels in the blood and is therefore very beneficial to diabetic people and helps in its prevention. This is because Garlic helps in increasing insulin secretion that helps in the regulation of normal blood sugar levels.
5. Aids in digestion
Garlic helps to prevent the blockage of gastric-pancreatic as well as intestinal juice that are responsible for digestion of nutrients. Moreover, Garlic helps to promote, tone and relax the digestive system.
6. Helps in reducing yeast infections
Yeast infections can get very are painful and uncomfortable at times, therefore, the possibility of its reduction is very much welcoming to those who suffer from it. Garlic has been proven to be effective in reducing these effects.
7. Antimicrobial and Antioxidant
Garlic has been proven to be a very powerful antimicrobial and antioxidant that protects the body against free radicals and helps in reducing the risk of several tumors through the prevention of the spread of cancer cells. Researchers have shown that garlic is especially effective in the reduction of colon, stomach and esophageal cancers.
Other health benefits include; acts as a muscle toner, it is a great lung-decongestant, it is effective in destruction bacteria, helps people suffering from hyperthyroidism, it is highly diuretic and helps in reducing coagulation and destroys clots from about 72% to over 85%.