Garlic,the pungent cousin of the onion is part of the Indian culinary world since ages. Our Indian cooking seems incomplete without adding one or two crushed garlic cloves. But there is a lot more to this wonderful pod of health than just adding some flavor.
Garlic is packed with heart healthy, anti-inflammatory, and blood pressure loweing compounds.
-Garlic cloves contain a compound Allicin which reduces cholesterol production by inhibiting an enzyme within the liver cells.
–Allicin also helps in relaxing blood vessels and lowering blood pressure.
-Garlic is also known for its anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties.
-Garlic bulbs are one of the richest sources of potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc and selenium.
-It contains many flavonoid anti-oxidants like carotene, betaxanthin, zeaxanthin, and vitamin C.
–Vitamin Chelps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, free radicals.
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