Garlic is a delicious aromatic that is used in cooking but it also boosts health. It can also be eating raw.
Garlic has been used as a medicine for thousands of years around the world, it has a high concentration of sulfur-containing compounds.
Thiossulfinates, which include allicin is the main active components in garlic. It also contains a high level of Saponins, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, and zinc.
The health benefits of garlic.
It prevents platelet health from binding to proteins that form blood clots and increase compounds that inhibit platelet, it reduces blood sugar level particularly if taken regularly by diabetes patients. Also may reduce insulin resistance by inhibiting an enzyme that breaks down drugs.
Garlic reduces blood pressure in patients with high blood pressure.” It prevents prostate cancer”. it seemed to prevent the growth of breast tumours”.
Garlic has anti-bacterial effects on dental plaque decay if left untreated. It may also help with oral infections like periodontitis, oral thrush, and sore mouth from dentures.
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