Fun Facts and Health Benefits of Garlic

  • Garlic is a plant in the allium (onion) family.
  • It is very nutritious and has very few calories.
  • Garlic can combat sickness including the common cold.
  • Garlic supplementation is known to boost the function of the immune system.
  • The average length of cold symptoms was also reduced by 70%, from 5 days in placebo to just 1.5 days in the garlic group.
  • The active compounds in garlic can reduce blood pressure.
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  •  Garlic improves cholesterol levels, which may lower the risk of heart disease.
  • Garlic can lower total and LDL cholesterol.
  • Garlic may help you live longer.
  • Athletic performance can be improved with garlic supplementation.
  • Eating garlic can help detoxify heavy metals in the body.
  • Garlic may improve bone health.

Always talk to your doctor about your particular situation!

 

Source:  https://authoritynutrition.com/11-proven-health-benefits-of-garlic/

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