Garlic Contains Compounds With Potent Medicinal Properties
close-up of a basket of garlic

Garlic is a plant in the Allium (onion) family.

As explained above, Garlic is closely related to onions, shallots and leeks. Each segment of a garlic bulb is called a clove. There are about 10–20 cloves in a single bulb, give or take.

Scientists now know that most of its health benefits are caused by sulfur compounds formed when a garlic clove is chopped, crushed or chewed.

  • Decent amounts of calcium, copper, potassium, phosphorus, iron
    and vitamin B1
  • Garlic Can Combat Sickness, Including the Common Cold
  • Garlic supplements are known to boost the function of the immune system.
  • The Active Compounds in Garlic Can Reduce Blood Pressure
  • Cardiovascular diseases like heart attacks and strokes are the world’s biggest killers.
  • High blood pressure, or hypertension, is one of the most important drivers of these diseases.
  • Garlic Helps Reduce Cholesterol Levels.
  • Garlic Can Help With Prevention of Cancer.
  • Garlic Has Antibiotic Properties.
  • Garlic May Prevent Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
  • Garlic Can Improve Athletic Performance

If raw garlic is too strong for you, you can also eat it cooked, but you will need to increase the quantity: between three to five cloves a day to hope to benefit from its qualities.