Grandma’s health secret – ‘Garlic’
You must have come across a phase ‘Old is Gold’. Grandma’s solutions are evergreen solutions to your health to beauty problems as well. Your grandmother must have given you many lectures on the benefits of garlic and how important it is to eat it every day. Guess what? She is right! Garlic not only makes your pizzas and pasta delicious but is also one of the miracle spices. This is one of the India’s best spices. Garlic contains allicin, which gives it the pungent smell and is a therapeutic agent. This pungent, flavorful spice is used as home remedies to fight many medical conditions. It has antifungal and anti-bacterial properties and is rich in manganese, potassium, iron, calcium and vitamin C.
Here, are some health benefits of Garlic that you might not know!
1. Fights cold and flu
Garlic is the best spice that fights against cold and flu. Just have garlic tea or have two to three raw garlic cloves to get relief from the cold. You can also add this flavorful spice in your soup to make it tastier and healthier. It is very healthy too.
2. Cures hypertension
Garlic contains allicin, a therapeutic compound, which relaxes your blood vessels, thus curing hypertension. It also helps treat thrombosis, which is a condition in which blood clots form in the blood vessel, by lowering the aggregation of platelets. Many people suffer from hypertension. Garlic is the ultimate solution for it.
3. Boosts immune system
Weak immune system is a house lot of viruses. Garlic not only clears your cold but also improves your immune system. All you need is a couple of garlic cloves. You can either swallow it or dip it in honey to improve the taste. It will boost your immune system.
4. Lowers cholesterol levels
Garlic was found to decrease the level of LDL or the bad cholesterol by around 10 percent in people with high cholesterol level.
5. Prevents heart diseases
By lowering the cholesterol levels in the blood, garlic also lowers the risk of heart diseases. The miracle spice regulates the sugar levels in the blood and the blood pressure. It is important to eat garlic semi cooked or raw as the medicinal properties of allicin present in the garlic is lost when it is cooked.
6. Good for your eyes
If your eyes are weak then garlic is a best remedy. Rich in vitamin C, quercetin, manganese and selenium, garlic is beneficial for your eyes. It helps treat eye swelling and infections.
7. Rich in antioxidants
Antioxidants present in garlic fights the free radicals and protect the body from the oxidative damage. It may also lower the risk of age-related disease like dementia and Alzheimer s disease.
8. Helps prevent cancer
According to several studies and research consumption of garlic can prevent colorectal and stomach cancer. It also boosts the immune system of the body to fight cancer.
9. Clears intestinal problems
Garlic is an excellent home remedy for many intestinal problems like diarrhea, dysentery and colitis. It is also an effective treatment for worms. It will dispel the harmful bacteria in your gut without affecting the beneficial bacteria.
10. Cures asthma
You can actually bring asthma attacks under control with garlic. All you have to do is, consume three cloves of garlic with a glass of milk every night before going to bed to keep asthma at bay.
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