Benefits of Garlic
Laughingly referred to as “the stinking rose,” garlic is now being touted for its multitude of health benefits. In a recent article by The World’s Healthiest Foods, garlic’s sulfur-containing compounds are explained. In fact, it’s the sulfur component of garlic that has boosted its spot on the list of superfoods. Sulfur-containing foods are an important ingredient in maintaining health. Garlic can encourage our bodies to produce hydrogen sulfide gas, which is released from our red blood cells. This aids in dilating the blood vessels to keep blood pressure in check. There is also evidence that garlic might help prevent clots from developing inside the blood vessels. However, reports show that the normal US diet can be lacking in sulfur. Garlic also contains vitamin B6 and manganese, vitamin C and selenium. According to other new researcj, garlic aids in the metabolism of iron. Besides the recent findings, we’ve already learned that garlic is known for its antibacterial and antiviral properties, which can help control infection and bacteria that are sometimes resistant to prescribed antibiotics. In other cases, it can help prevent cancer.