A couple of hundred years ago, people perceived illnesses as being the manifestation of certain evil spirits. To scare away these spirits they would most often than not, hang garlic in their homes.
However, over time, people kept referring to garlic as a way to protect themselves from various threats, mostly health-related.
But what renders this herb so effective in fighting against diseases?
Garlic has powerful antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties. But did you ever wonder what gives it its specific smell?
Well, the answer is allicin. This compound promotes a healthy functioning of the circulatory system and is what helps your body fight against colds or other minor infections.
Did you know that garlic is rich in:
- Selenium which helps you fight against the oxidative stress to which your body is exposed.
- Vitamin B1 and B6 which act as fuel for your nervous system. It means that the signals that are sent from your brain through the whole body are received completely, and the risk of developing a degenerative disease is considerably lowered.
- Fiber(one ounce of garlic contains 1g of fiber), which is essential for proper digestion. As a matter of fact, most people do not reach their recommended daily amount of fiber (about 25g), this leading to a faulty digestive process and a weakened immune system. The good news is that garlic helps with both these issues.
- Calcium and Iron which strengthen your bone structure.
- Manganese in particular is involved in the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates.
- Vitamin C (one ounce of garlic ensure 15% of the recommended daily amount of Vitamin C). This vitamin is the cornerstone to a bulletproof health.
So, as you can see, besides the smell, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t fall in love with this incredible ingredient.
I highly recommend you to consume garlic every day.
You can use it as sauce or grind and sprinkle it on your foods.
Did you know garlic is so healthy?