HEALTH BENEFITS OF GARLIC: Garlic is a plant of the onion family, grown for its cooking properties and health effects.
It is high in a sulphur compound called Allicin, which is believed to bring most of the health benefits including its antioxidant properties.
Garlic is low in calories and very rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and Manganese. It also contains trace amounts of various other nutrients.
Garlic supplementation helps to prevent and reduce the severity of common illnesses like flu and the common cold.
High doses of garlic appear to improve blood pressure in those with known high blood sugar, supplementation can be as effective as a regular medication.
Garlic supplementation seems to reduce total and LDL cholesterol, particularly in those who have high cholesterol.HDL cholesterol and triglycerides do not seem to be affected.
This makes garlic excellent for the prevention of heart disease
The daily dose of 600 to 1200mg is enough which means 1 to 2 cloves of Garlic daily
It should be crushed and allowed to stay for a few minutes as that releases Hydrogen sulphide, known to activate its active ingredients.
It can be taken with Bread as a paste or with yogurt or simply use during cooking
Raw ingestion of Garlic may cause stomach upset in some people so be careful.