We all know that garlic imparts powerful, pungent flavor to culinary preparations, minus the spiciness or sodium. Garlic is such a common ingredient is our everyday recipes that it’s easy to overlook the health advantages it offers.
Before garlic became one of the world’s most popularly used spice, it was long used by the ancient Greeks, Romans and Asians for its health benefits. Garlic is has been used as a medicine throughout ancient and modern times to prevent or treat a wide range of diseases involving the heart and immune system. Garlic has been recognized to have anti-inflammatory and infection-fighting properties. Today, many doctors prescribe garlic in the form of tablets or capsules to treat fungal infections of the skin, colon, rectal and stomach cancer, hardening of the arteries and high blood pressure. Also, it is important to note that this onion-type bulb is low on calories and high on vitamin C, selenium and magnesium. Very recent research shows that garlic may restrain the production of fat cells in the body.