Read this to find out just how good garlic is for you

If you ask me, one simply cannot use too much garlic. It just isn’t possible.

My love for garlic arguably stems from my Hungarian background, but I’m pretty sure I would love garlic even if I wasn’t Hungarian. Garlic is used in a multitude of Hungarian dishes and recipes, but also in a lot of different cultures, and for good reason; the stuff has some pretty bomb flavour, and it smells incredible.

Aside from being bloody delicious, garlic is a rather beneficial thing to eat in general. I thought I would find some benefits of garlic via Google to share with all of you, and this information comes from healthline.com.

“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.

“Garlic is low in calories and rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6 and manganese. It also contains trace amounts of various other
nutrients.

“Garlic supplements help prevent and reduce the severity of common illnesses like the flu and common cold.

“High doses of garlic appear to improve blood pressure for those with known high blood pressure (hypertension). In some
instances, supplements may be as effective as regular medications.

“Garlic supplements seem to reduce total and LDL cholesterol, particularly in those who have high cholesterol. HDL
cholesterol and triglycerides do not seem to be affected.

“Garlic contains antioxidants that protect against cell damage and aging. It may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease
and dementia.

“Garlic has known beneficial effects on common causes of chronic disease, so it makes sense that it could also help you live
longer.

“Garlic may improve physical performance in lab animals and people with heart disease. Benefits in healthy people are not
yet conclusive.

“Garlic was shown to significantly reduce lead toxicity and related symptoms in one study.

“Garlic appears to have some benefits for bone health by increasing estrogen levels in females, but more human studies are
needed,” the web page states.

As if we needed any further incentive to eat more garlic.

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