Garlic is a plant in the onion family that’s grown for its distinctive taste and health benefits. It contains sulfur compounds, which are believed to bring some of the health benefits.
Claims about garlic’s medical and therapeutic effects in ancient lore and modern science can fill a book. It can boost the immune system, stimulate the circulation of the blood and promote digestion, reduce blood pressure, reduce the chance of heart disease, protect against cellular damage via antioxidants and is effective against Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Since prehistoric times, people have used garlic to treat physical and mental illnesses. In ancient India, people commonly used garlic for medication. The Codex Ebers (1550 BCE), an Egyptian medical guide written on papyrus, prescribed garlic as a treatment for abnormal growths. In Europe, medical practitioners used garlic throughout the Middle Ages. St. Hildegard von Bingen, the Abbess of Rupertsberg and a leading physician in late twelfth- century Germany, wrote that raw garlic is more effective than cooked garlic.
Garlic Health Benefits
- Garlic Contains Compounds With Potent Medicinal Properties
- It Is Highly Nutritious But Has Very Few Calories
- Garlic Can Combat Sickness, Including the Common Cold
- The Active Compounds in Garlic Can Reduce Blood Pressure
- Garlic Improves Cholesterol Levels, Which May Lower the Risk of Heart Disease
- It Contains Antioxidants That May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
- Garlic May Help You Live Longer
- Garlic Supplements Might Improve Athletic Performance
- Eating Garlic May Help Detoxify Heavy Metals in the Body
- Garlic May Improve Bone Health
Garlic Health benefits each and everyone of us include it on your daily diet and learn more at the 8th Annual Toronto Garlic Festival on Sunday, September 16, 2018, 9am to 5pm at Artscape Wychwood Barns – 601 Christie Street at St Clair Ave West, Toronto. Admission is only $5!