One herb that is used by a large number of people around the world as an added culinary ingredient is garlic. While this herb adds flavour and taste to your cooking it is even more beneficial to your health.
This herb is known for its abundance of essential minerals and vitamins which include the following:
- Selenium, Manganese, Calcium, Potassium, Vitamin C and B6.
With garlic you can get about 42 calories per serving and its nutritional value places a very important role in the health of people.
Some of these health benefits include:
Garlic Will Boost Your Immune System
When garlic is consumed regularly your body’s immune system will be given a boost and you will be in a better position to ward-off diseases and opportunistic infections.
Garlic Is Great For The Health Of Your Heart
It is believed that when you eat meals rich in garlic or if you eat garlic raw you drastically lower your propensity to having a heart related disease as it regulates your blood pressure and reduces your cholesterol level.
Garlic Protects You From Cancer
You can protect yourself from tumors and cancer as garlic has excellent antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that help to get rid of free radicals which are responsible for several health issues such as premature ageing and cancer.
Please watch the video below to see more about garlic’s anti-cancer effects.
Growing Your Own Garlic Is So Simple
- First you need to break up the garlic bulb to reveal its cloves.
- You should then procure a flower pot, if you do not have a backyard.
- Fill this pot with good soil and then pour some water to dampen the soil before your put the garlic cloves in it.
- Put the cloves in the soil,make sure the tipped end of the clove faces upwards as the garlic will sprout from this end.
- If the soil gets dry wet it as it needs to be damp always.
- As soon as the garlic sprouts and blooms you can trim off the flowers, this will help to enhance as well as preserve its natural taste once it’s ready for harvest.
A lot of GMO garlic is in our markets in order to meet demand, these genetically modified garlic do not give that flavour and taste of naturally grown garlic, so stock up your home with a steady supply of freshly harvested garlic by planting it today!
Source: Weekly Healthy Life