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16 Health Benefits of Eating Garlic

Nutritional information of dry garlic (100 gm)

Energy-------------------------145 kcal

Protein--------------------------6.3 gm

Fat--------------------------------0.1 gm

Fibre-------------------------------8 gm

Carbohydrate---------------29.8 gm

Calcium-------------------------30 mg

Iron-------------------------------1.2 mg

Thiamine---------------------0.06 mg

Riboflavin----------------------23 Mg

Niacin-----------------------------4 mg

Vitamin C----------------------13 mg

Copper--------------------------63 mg

Zinc----------------------------1.93 mg

Manganese------------------86 mg

Magnessium----------------71 mg

Adding a little garlic seems to make any dish taste better. However, garlic has dozens of uses outside the kitchen as well. You have probably heard of a few folk remedies that garlic is used for but are unsure if any are true. So we decided to put together a list of the best and most surprising health and beauty tips using garlic.

1. Cold Treatment

Garlic has been used for centuries to combat the common cold. Present day research has affirmed the belief that garlic can be a successful option in contrast to conventional cold medicine. A recent study published in the New York Times points to allicin, the main biologically active compound in garlic, as the reason. Allicin can help block enzymes that play a large role in cold and flu symptoms.

2. Facial Cleanser

Small amount of garlic is a wonderful alternative to the harsh chemicals in many facial cleansers. It is gentle enough that it can be used every day without the concern of negative effects on your skin. Research has shown that the antibacterial and antifungal properties of garlic make it useful in keeping skin healthy.

3. Athlete’s Foot Treatment

Especially if you are a sports fan, you are more than familiar with commercials advertising seemingly hundreds of creams, sprays, powders, gels and other ways to cure athlete’s foot Garlic is a common and effective treatment that isn’t embarrassing to buy.

4. Ear Infection Treatment

Used for years as an old folk remedy, is also effective as a treatment for ear infections. It contains natural antibiotics that help kill the bacteria in the ear that cause the infection. Its natural anti-inflammatory properties will also help to ease the pain.

Children in particular are prone to ear infections, and many parents prefer using garlic and other natural remedies at an early age. Obviously, this does not mean that you shouldn’t take your child to the doctor when an infection occurs, but garlic is a safe treatment that can be used before your appointment.

You can purchase garlic oil for this and many other helpful uses, but in the mean time the following method works just as well.

5. Removing a Splinter

Ever have a painful splinter that was impossible to get out? Believe it or not, garlic can help with that too.

Now I understand that it is the natural adhesiveness of garlic that can help ease splinters out. It’s antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties also help soothe any irritation and possible infection.

6. Antibacterial Antiviral

Garlic is not the only drug that can fight bacteria, viruses, fungi, and germs. Garlic can also eliminate germs such as E. coli and salmonella and reduce the risk of food poisoning.

7. Skin Infections

The again pus contained in garlic is an effective remedy for various skin infections such as acne.

8. Preventing blood clots.

The again contained in garlic prevents blood clots in the body. This increases the risk of atherosclerosis after surgery.

9. Lowering blood pressure.

Alicia in garlic inhibits the protein anti-static two, which causes high blood pressure. This will lower blood pressure. The red blood cells convert the poly sulfide contained in garlic into hydrogen sulfide. This hydrogen sulfide also mixes with the blood and lowers blood pressure.

10. Heart health.

Garlic protects the body from heart attack and osteosclerosis. With age, the blood vessels in the heart lose their ability to expand. Thus, garlic also helps in overcoming the problems caused by the lack of free oxygen radicals. The sulfur-containing substances in garlic protect the blood vessels from becoming obstructed, thereby reducing the risk of osteosclerosis. Ajoy also helps keep blood from clotting.

11. Lowering cholesterol.

Garlic can lower the triglycerides in the blood and thus the total cholesterol. It also reduces the risk of plaque formation in the blood vessels.

12. Allergy prevention.

There is no medicine like garlic to enable the body to fight off allergies. All you need to do is drink some garlic juice for itching and insect bites.

13. Lungs problems.

Consumption of garlic daily reduces the risk of colds. It is also a good remedy for throat infections. Garlic is also a good remedy for asthma and shortness of breath. There is no prescriptive drug that will stop the flow of emotions, though their effects can be curtailed.


Garlic controls the level of diabetes in the body by increasing insulin production.

15. Swelling of the limbs.

To get rid of pimples and burns on the hands and feet, apply garlic extract mixed with fat. Cancer Prevention — Eating garlic daily will help the body gain immunity to cancer. Ally sulfide is responsible for the anti-cancer properties of garlic. PHIP, a type of hetero cyclic amine, is the leading cause of breast cancer in women. Studies have shown that the ally sulfide in garlic prevents this hetero cyclic amine from being converted to carcinogen.

15. Toothache

If you crush garlic and cloves and put it under the aching tooth, the toothache will go away. Sometimes it can cause discomfort in the gums.

16. Lose weight.

New research suggests that garlic may help prevent the formation of fat cells in the body. Pre-adipocytes in the body are converted into fat cells. 1,2 Vinylpyridine found in garlic inhibits this process. This will help you lose weight.

Shift to garlic from today and enjoy chemical-free health benefits. It is rich in benefits and you will enjoy it more. If this information is helpful, please share, like and comment.

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Riboflavin----------------------23 Vitamin C----------------------13


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