Garlic is not the most sensual ingredient you can add on a date-night but definitely still something you should consider adding to your diet.
Apart from the amazing health benefits garlic has also been used as a medicine for thousands of years since the days when the pyramids were first built and nothing has changed today. Uses included; management of parasites, respiratory conditions, poor digestion an, low energy as well as anti-bacterial uses and there were actually some truth in that.
1. Garlic As Anti Cancerous Super Food
According to the National Cancer Institute, Several population studies revealed an increased intake of garlic and reduced risk of certain cancers, including cancers of the stomach, colon esophagus, pancreas and breast cancer. How does it work? Interestingly this is a combination of antibacterial properties, from garlic’s ability to block the formation of cancer-causing substances, a halt the activation of cancer-causing substances, and enhanced DNA repair
2. Garlic for a healthy glow and pimple treatment
Garlic has large quantities of allicin present as well as allicin which has anti-fungal, anti-aging and skin smoothing benefits. It is also known to increase antioxidant levels of the skin and body which in return helps with transporting vitamins, nutrients and getting rid of oxidants.
Sulphur present in garlic prevents infections and helps in reducing inflammation which helps for spot treatment. It also enhances blood flow thus giving the skin a natural glow.
3. Garlic for Your Nails
Not only is garlic awesome on your skin, you use garlic to help give those dull and brittle nails a face-lift as well. Because of its anti-bacterial properties, it also helps in prevent cuticle infection.
Get those discoloured nails back to normal by applying the juice of one crushed clove on your finger nails. Repeat twice a week for long and strong nails in no time.
Also add a few drops of garlic oil to your regular cuticle cream or to reap the benefits garlic has to offer whenever you apply these to your nails.
4. Garlic as Adhesive and Preservative
There are also a couple other things garlic is good for believe it or not. There is a sticky substance within the plant that is used to mend glass and porcelain, its also used commonly as a preservative for fish.
5. Weight loss
Rumor has it that the sulphur in garlic works with B complex vitamins and support body metabolism, which is the key factor for over all health which shows on your skin and hair and also helps with weight loss. Take juice of half a lemon and mix it in lukewarm water and consume it with two cloves of garlic twice a day for 2-3 months to see results. What IS a fact though, is that Garlic does help with cholesterol problems by reducing cholesterol production via the ingredient allicin found in garlic, so definitely worth it, to add it to your diet!
6. Treatment for Athletes foot and Cold Sores
Allicin and other essential volatile compounds also found to have anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal activities so you can say goodbye to cold sores and athletes foot as well!
Fun Fact; Did you know garlic falls under the category “ Root Herbs”
You can also just stick it on a pizza or in a salad or with any food really and enjoy it for what it is, simply delicious!