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The Benefits of Garlic

Posted: April 19, 2019

April 19th is National Garlic Day. How do you plan to celebrate? It’s not a dedicated holiday like Christmas or Easter, but celebrations of specific cuisines provide ample opportunity to try new dishes featuring the food of honor. Garlic is especially versatile and pairs with meat, chicken, pasta and soups. You reap some health benefits as well.

Garlic is a low-calorie food. One clove typically has under 10 calories. You may not garlic outright, but know that when you add it to other dishes to taste you aren’t upping the overall count.

Garlic can help reduce blood pressure. Garlic is known to help with hypertension and aid in better cardiac health. It can also lower cholesterol.

Garlic is antioxidant rich. Garlic is a good source of manganese and antioxidants that fight the free radicals that cause disease and other health problems.

Garlic can help you detox. Eating garlic or taking garlic supplements may prove beneficial for people who suffer health problems due to heavy metals in their systems.

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Source: Healthline

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