It is native to Western Asia and then moved to the Mediterranean, where it has been grown for seven thousand years. It is currently used in countless dishes, and is also famous for protecting against the vampires of television and cinema.
Garlic has low calories, but is very rich in nutrients. It contains manganese, vitamin B6, selenium and fiber.
We want to share with you eight properties and benefits of this "little guy":
- Fights colds and other lung conditions. In addition to preventing them, it can reduce the duration of symptoms by up to 60%.
- Improves cholesterol levels. Consuming a clove of garlic daily can help reduce bad cholesterol by 10%.
- Improves the circulation of blood. Being rich in vitamin B reduces homocysteine levels, which is the substance that hardens blood vessels.
- It prevents dementia and Alzheimer’s. Its antioxidants protect against aging and cell damage, as well as brain diseases.
- It is good for the liver. It is rich in vitamins A, B and C, so it helps to stimulate liver functions. It also helps reduce inflammation and is recommended for consumption to people with fatty liver.
- Reduces the toxicity of heavy metals in the body. Its frequent consumption can reduce metals such as lead by up to 19%.
- Improves digestion. It stimulates gastric acids and allows food to be digested better and our digestive system to be protected.
- In addition, it is also an excellent mosquito, fly and flea repellent. Place several cloves of garlic in a bowl with a little water, let stand for a few hours and use the water to spray the house. You’ll see the results right away.