Garlic: Worth the Bad Breath

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Garlic comes from Central Asia and northeastern Iran. However, it is used in cuisines all over the world. This spice is a relative to onion, leek, chives, and shallots. The flavor of garlic and it’s health benefits have made many people fans.
  1. The most popular benefit of garlic is its ability to fight infection. Garlic contains antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antiviral properties. Garlic in raw form, can be rubbed on skin conditions that are fungi, virus, or bacterial related.
  2. Garlic can boost immunity. This spice is loaded with vitamin C. It also contains a high amount of potassium which means it helps with the absorption of other nutrients. The smell clears up lung and throat problems.
  3. It helps fight off fatigue.
  4. It helps with digestive problems.
  5. Garlic has been shown to fight cancer. Studies have linked garlic consumption to a decreased risk for breast, stomach, colon, esophagus, and pancreatic cancer.
  6. Garlic is anti-inflammatory. This spice contains diallyl sulfide (DAS) and thiacremonone which have anti-arthritic properties.
  7. Garlic blocks the growing progress of fat cells which can help ward off obesity because of its sulfur containing compounds.
  8. Garlic can help cleanse the body of toxins. It activates the liver enzymes to get rid of waste.
  9. It is a mosquito repellent.
  10. It can help get rid of warts.
  11. When boiled and drank as a tea, it can help get rid of a cough.
  12. Cooked garlic can lower cholesterol.
  13. Cooked garlic can lower blood pressure.

Garlic might make your breath stink, but the benefits far exceed a little aftertaste. The trick is to have a little parsley after, which negates the smell of garlic.

Article adapted from Natural News.

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