Garlic is a species in the onion genus, Allium. It is related to onion, shallot, leek, chive, and Chinese onion. Garlic is native to Central Asia and northeastern Iran, and has long been a common seasoning worldwide, with a long historyof human consumption and use.Garlic is an herb that is grown around the world and used as a food and as a medicine.
How does the garlic affect your health?
- It contains a substance named allicin, which has strong positive health benefits;
- The garlic is an excellent source of nutrients such asmanganese, vitamin B6, vitamin C, selenium, and all that comes in with a small number of calories;
- You have probably heard that garlic strengthens the immune system and can help you to fight against colds and the flu. A 12-week study showed that a group of people who consumed garlic as a supplement had 63% fewer colds than the group taking placebo pills;
- The active components found in garlic can lower high blood pressure;
- The garlic helps in maintaining normal blood cholesterol levels and reduces your risk for developing cardiovascular diseases;
- Powerful antioxidants that are found in garlic can help in preventing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease;
- This herb and spice might help you to improve your bone health and might have positive effects on the osteoarthritis. However this is only proved on animal studies, so further studies need to be done in order to determine the effect that garlic has on your bone’s health;
- The garlic can help your hair to be healthier and can help you with skin problems such as acne and psoriasis;
If garlic wasn’t your favorite herb and spice, this informations should make you start using it more often.