We love it for its intense flavor and it will always be a staple in our kitchens, but did you know “the stinking rose” has been used for centuries as a home remedy. Read why garlic is the food of the gods!
Valued as a health-protector for thousands of years, garlic bulbs are a useful antibiotic, and can also reduce the risk of both heart disease and cancer.
Although often used in small quantities, garlic can still make an impact on health. It is rich in powerful sulfur compounds that cause garlic's strong odor but are the main source of its health benefits. Research has found that garlic can help minimize the risk of both heart disease and many types of cancer. It is also a powerful antibiotic and inhibits fungal infections such as athlete's foot. It also appears to minimize stomach ulcers. Eaten in reasonable quantity, it is also a good source of vitamin C, selenium, potassium, and calcium.
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Reference: 100 Best health Foods, Eat This Not That, Cooking Light What to Eat
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