If you are an Indian, you know how most of us cannot imagine a dish without Garlic; a perfect ingredient for certain dishes. Besides adding a special flavor to the dish, it brings a lot of benefits to your health.
I remember, how my grandfather used to chew raw garlic like some sort of candy. He used to tell me that some of the garlic’s benefits can only be activated if you eat garlic raw because cooking can reduce the number of chemicals it contains. Here are some health benefits of garlic and why you should eat more garlic.
Garlic can decrease the risk of cancer
If you are eating raw garlic at least twice a week, you are at lowest chances of developing lung cancer as compared to those who consumes less raw garlic.
According to various medical studies, garlic plays an indispensable role in preventing or treating colon cancer or pancreatic cancer.
Garlic can balance the cholesterol levels
Not many of us know that consuming 10 grams of raw garlic every day for two months can significantly reduce a number of cholesterol levels in the body.
Regular consumption of raw garlic can help in balancing the cholesterol levels because garlic is the only recommended method for lowering cholesterol.
Garlic can reduce the inflammation
According to medical studies, if you are suffering from inflammatory disorders, eating garlic can offer you a good amount of help; you should eat raw garlic.
Garlic has an anti-inflammatory effect when consumed raw and not in cooked food. The allicin (organosulfur compound) is higher than in raw garlic. Therefore, eating it raw is very beneficial.
Garlic improves insulin sensitivity
We all know that a decrease in insulin sensitivity eventually increases the risk of type 2 diabetes. Eating raw garlic may help in improving insulin sensitivity, thereby reducing the risk of diabetes.
Garlic can combat hypertension
It is said that garlic is the safest and most reliable way to combat hypertension. A few experts believe that garlic dilates (opens) the arteries, decreasing pressure. Others cite that garlic has the power to remove infections of various kinds and, therefore, reduce high blood pressure.
Garlic is good for the liver
Garlic consumption is good for liver disorders as well, and the main value of garlic in liver disorders lie in its power to detoxify through the elimination of putrefaction bacteria in the intestines.
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Garlic is a proven stimulant of gastric juices and it helps stimulate and enhanced blood flow through the liver. In case, if garlic is not tolerated, the cause is a deficiency of digestive organs – especially the liver.
Medically, a stomach or liver that is in good condition will never revolt against garlic.
Garlic is good for nose and throat
Garlic is known as an antiseptic for eyes, ears, nose and throat infections.
During winter, my granddad used to hide a clove of garlic in the mouth and he never had a medicine for cold and cough.
According to him, if you have a clove of garlic held on the side of the teeth and cheek, cold will disappear in a few hours or up to a day. It will not sting at all unless you chew. Just scrape it with his teeth, occasionally, to release a little juice.
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Also, garlic has a curative effect on chronic diseases of the upper respiratory system.
Garlic is a boon for many female problems
Depression? Try garlic. Irritability, anxiety, nausea, headaches, fatigue or nervousness, bloating, swelling of extremities, dizziness, blurred vision, swelling and raising painful breasts, cramps, anemia, problems thyroid – all can be resolved if you use garlic or substances that contain garlic.
In addition, garlic appears to satisfy all the requirements of a perfect therapeutic agent for reducing blood pressure.