What are the health benefits of garlic?

Garlic is the most common ingredient in the Indian Kitchen which is used for flavoring in cooking. It is related to onion, leeks, and chives which can be easily found in any part of the world. It is also used as a medicinal herb from ancient history because it has many health benefits. In this article, we are going to tell you about the benefits of eating garlic. Let’s have a look. 


1. Boost Immunity

According to a study, the people who eat garlic and fruits had a 35% lower colon cancer risk. You must keep in mind that these benefits come from raw and cooked garlic only - not supplements. 


2. Lung Cancer Risk


According to a study, it prevents lung cancer risk. People who eat raw garlic at least twice a week had a lower risk of developing lung cancer. 


3. High Blood Pressure 


Garlic also prevents the risk of high blood pressure. Taking garlic seems to reduce systolic blood pressure by about 7-9 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure by about 4-6 mmHg in people with high blood pressure.


4. Work as an Inflammatory agent


Garlic works as an inflammatory agent. If you have sore and inflamed joints or muscles then you need to just rub them with garlic oil.


5. Protects food


Its antibacterial property can protect your food which can lead to food poisoning, including salmonella and E.coli. We suggest you don’t use garlic as a substitute for proper food sanitation and food handling, though. 


6. Decrease the risk of heart disease


Garlic prevents the risk of heart disease because it lowers cholesterol and blood pressure. It is great at reducing the risk of heart disease by relaxing hardened blood vessels and preventing platelet aggregation.


7. Makes Bones Stronger


Garlic is good at making bones stronger. According to a report, it helps in increasing estrogen in females. Adding a daily dose of garlic can reduce the risk of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. You need to include other healthy products including dairy products like fish, gran leafy veggies, etc. to make a real impact on bone density.

8. Helps in improving Memory


Garlic has a powerful antioxidant that helps the brain to function better as you age. It works by increasing the brain's blood flow. It reduces the risk of brain disorders like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.


9. Glowing Skin


Garlic has antioxidant, antibacterial, and antifungal properties which help you to get super glowing skin. If you got acne. Then, garlic is the best solution for you. Rub garlic on the affected area to kill bacteria. Don’t overdo it if you have sensitive skin. Its antioxidant qualities protect your skin and prevent damage. Using a topical garlic extract over time may have anti-aging effects because garlic helps increase the growth and longevity of skin cells.  


 These are some surprising medical benefits of Garlic. Hope this article will help you to make a healthy lifestyle.