Garlic can be a good spice to add to dishes regularly, and there are seven reasons that you need to eat garlic every day.
Below are seven benefits you receive from ingesting garlic. Regularly adding garlic to a meal can go a long way toward gaining these seven benefits.
Vitamins and Minerals
There are amino acids, enzymes and many nutrients present in garlic that you need on a daily basis in order to have proper functioning within the body. Eating garlic on a daily basis means you are that much closer to getting the nutrients in the recommended daily amount that you need to be healthy and keep functioning properly. Nutrients like manganese, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C and fiber are all present in garlic. They provide a significant amount of the daily recommended amounts. Iron, Calcium and Potassium are all included in the makeup of garlic as well.
Lower Blood Pressure
Garlic both lowers blood pressure and helps keep it at acceptable levels. This is welcome for those who have to take medication and still struggle with the issue. Studies have found that higher amounts of garlic when taken in supplement form can be as effective as one of the most common drugs to treat high blood pressure that is currently prescribed.
The anti-fungal and antiseptic properties of garlic are well-known. These properties can keep you from getting infection. This is a welcome trait of a spice that can be added to the evening’s dinner choice. Interestingly, even the common cold can be fought by having a garlic supplement, up to 63%.
Antioxidants are present in garlic, and those antioxidants help your immune system work at its optimal levels. They also help fight the disease itself.
Cholesterol can be reduced by as much as 12% if you consume garlic on a regular basis. This is extra incentive to eat it every day, so you can be sure you are eating enough to gain the benefits garlic can provide.
This compound is the major active component of garlic and is the main combatant against fungi. It also provides the very distinctive smell for the plant, a cousin of the onion family. This is actually a sulfur compound, formed when the clove of a garlic is chewed, chopped or crushed.
Reduced Risk of Cancer
Certain cancer cells are killed by various compounds in garlic, meaning you can reduce your risk of cancer simply by adding a spice to your main dish for dinner and dealing with the associated odor on your breath afterward.
Garlic is a simple spice to add to any of several dishes you might want to serve tonight for dinner. When adding garlic, keep in mind that a little goes a long way. It may cause you to have smelly breath afterward, and it may not stave off vampires in reality, but it does go a long way toward helping with these different issues and keeping you healthy.