Who doesn’t love to add garlic to their sauces and dishes? And let’s be honest, there are some of us who double or triple the quantity of garlic that is asked for in certain recipes, especially when they only call for one or two cloves. However, aside from the fact that it can transform most dishes into something flavorful, garlic is also high in nutrients. It is full of vitamins C, B1, and B6, but it also contains a lot of good minerals like potassium, copper, calcium, selenium, and manganese.
One of the reasons garlic is so popular and frequently recommended is that it contains beneficial sulfur compounds, one of which is known as allicin. There have been many studies made that have shown that both garlic and the compound are beneficial when it comes to lowering blood pressure as well as LDL (or bad) cholesterol. They also facilitate the rise of HDL (good) cholesterol and may even help with heart disease prevention.
Along with its cancer-prevention properties and the antifungal and antibacterial ones when eaten raw, garlic is one of the most nutrient-filled foods that should not be missing from your diet!
And if you’re worried about getting the flu this season, make sure that you are including these foods into your diet!