5 Proven Healing Properties of Garlic

Spruce up your health with this humble ingredient!


Zain Jordan

It is often said, ‘Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.’ This applies for most healthy vegetables and fruits, but garlic certainly takes a top position. Garlic contains a compound called Allicin, which has potent medicinal properties.

Here are our top five reasons to include garlic in your everyday meal:

Fights Diseases
Built with Allicin, garlic protects against bacteria, viruses, parasites, infections and it’s one of the strongest anticancer foods.

Increases Endurance
Garlic was traditionally used to reduce fatigue and enhance the work capacity of labourers. It helps with exercise performance and is a must-have for fitness enthusiasts.

Detoxifies Harmful Chemicals
The sulphur compounds in garlic reduce the toxic level in your body which not only detoxifies your body from calories and unnecessary fat, but also helps you feel energetic and active.

Nourishes Skin
The stimulating properties of garlic protect your skin from aging. It is also an effective remedy for fungal infections like athlete’s foot and ringworms.

Improves Bone Health
Studies suggest that a daily dose of dry garlic can improve the bone health in women. As it complements most savoury dishes, garlic cloves should be eaten with meals, two or three times a day.

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