“BENEFITS OF GARLIC”
What Is Garlic?
Garlic is a member of the lily family, along with onions, shallots, and leeks. Its intense and unique flavor and aroma is making it a key player of cuisines around the world. It has a bulb like shape and it grows underground. Covered in an inedible papery skin, the bulb, or head as it is more often referred to, is comprised of individual sections called cloves. A flower of garlic contains about 10-15 cloves per head. Garlic can be hard to classify however you may cook with this ingredient at home, taste it in sauces and eat it in dishes like pasta, stir-fries, and baked vegetables.
“Classifications of garlic”
Garlic belongs to the onion family, alongside shallots, leeks, and chives. This is a vegetable which any edible part of an herbaceous plant, such as the roots, leaves, stems, and bulbs. The garlic plant itself has a bulb, tall stem, and long leaves. In fact, its growing green leaves are also edible and very delicious while eating as a salad also.
Why it is different from other vegetables?
There is no need to fill half your plate with garlic like the recommendation of our detritions that fruits and vegetables comprise half of your plate during a meal, or about 1.5 pounds throughout a day. Garlic is all about the health and taste of course.
Is garlic good for our health?
No doubt garlic has some real health benefits, such as defence against the common cold and the power to help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Nowadays modern science has confirmed many of these beneficial health effects. Most of garlic’s health benefits are caused by sulfur compounds formed when a garlic clove is chopped, crushed, or chewed.
Garlic is amazingly nutritious. A single clove (3 grams) of raw garlic contains Manganese: 2%, Vitamin B6: 2%, Vitamin C: 1%, Selenium: 1% and Fiber: 0.06 grams. This comes with 4.5 calories, 0.2 grams of protein, and 1 gram of carbs.
Garlic has the ability to boost the function of the immune system; a daily garlic supplement reduced the number of cold. High blood pressure, or hypertension, heart attack or strokes are one of the most important factors that may lead to these diseases. Use of garlic will definitely reduce the effects of such dangerous diseases within 24 weeks. Garlic supplements seem to reduce total and LDL (bad) cholesterol, particularly in those who have high cholesterol. HDL (good) cholesterol and triglycerides do not seem to be affected.
Garlic has definite antibiotic properties and is effective against a wide spectrum of bacteria, fungi and viruses. This naturally medicated vegetable is more beneficial for the aged people to build their immune system strong. You can start the day with lukewarm water which can kick-start metabolism too.
Do restaurants use garlic?
Garlic is always the first priority to the cooking. It has a strong flavor and best for the meat absorption. It can be used as grilled, baked or as a paste form. Sauces made in garlic are also outstanding.
Garlic has all positive and beneficial points in all.