Enjoy garlic! Enjoy life!
These are the words of Walt Lyons who is an amazing chef in France.
Here the chef wants to tell us the uses and benefits of Garlic
As we all know that the garlic is used as a common spice in every dish. Besides its wide usage in dishes, it also has amazing health benefits.
Before going into the benefits let’s get into its introduction.
The scientific name of Garlic is ALLIUM SATIVUM and its come under the family of onion genus; we can also tell that is was a close relative of leek, chive, shallot, and Chinese onion
The Garlic is using as an ancient remedy for constipation over several thousand years. It has come into view that garlic is first used by the ancient Egyptians as both medical and kitchen use.
China produces nearly about 80% of the total world’s production nearly 22.3 million of tones, next to it India produces 1.7 millions of tones every year and the total world’s production is 28.5 million tons in the year of 2018
It has a strong hot flavor which can be added in every meat and fried dishes
Besides its amazing use in dishes, it has amazing health benefits. Even modern science confirmed that garlic has amazing and mind-blowing health benefits
Health Benefits and Uses of Garlic:
Ginger has High Nutritional Value:
The garlic has very good potential to reduce constipation and to increase immunity
Even the garlic has amazing nutritional value. Basically, garlic is taken with ginger as ginger and garlic paste in dishes
But it shows more effective if we consume raw garlic
In the 100g of ginger, you will get
- 149 calories
Among them, 4.5 calories come from Fats
- 33g of carbohydrates
- Contains very less amount of fats nearly 0.5g
- 0.3g of Polyunsaturated Fats
- 0.1g of Saturated Fats
- 0g of Trans Fats
- 0g of Monounsaturated Fats
- Similar to fats it has no cholesterol
- 401mg of Potassium
- 17mg of Sodium
- 6.4g of Proteins
Among proteins it has
- 0.2% of Vitamin A
- 52% of Vitamin C
- 14% of calcium
As we can notice the Ginger very less fat and absolutely 0 cholesterol, an amazing amount of minerals and it has amazing health benefits worth of adding it into the diet
Garlic helps in boosting your Immune System:
The garlic is best for boosting your immune system even every medicine of Ayurveda that increases immunity gas garlic in a significant amount.
The garlic is very rich in a compound called ALLIIN, even the whole body of garlic is filled with this compound, and when we chew and crush alliin it converts into ALLICIN, by mixing with other compounds and saliva.
As I first mentioned in nutritional value section the Garlic contains sulfur in a high amount, all that sulfur is present in the allicin after we chew the garlic it further convert into sulfur components
These components help to increase immunity,
A study on Effect on Immune system by Garlic states that the aged garlic extracts show much more effective in increasing immunity
Consumption of Garlic helps in preventing and curing cancer:
We all know that eating garlic is a big thing because of its smell, for those people there are capsules present in the market for ginger those capsules don’t give any smell and taste
Well eating garlic helps us to prevent cancer mostly digestion-related cancers
Many pieces of evidence tell us that the intake of garlic prevent cancer such as
In 2016 they conduct a meta-analysis in a case study states that garlic intake helps to prevent cancer of upper digestive system and in a 2014 meta-analysis states that the intake of garlic helps in reducing cancer in Korean people
Similar to that many kinds of research had found that intake of garlic helps in prevention of cancer of digestive tract
Garlic helps in reducing Constipation:
Constipation is a common problem seen in all ages.
The fact that we don’t know is that there are two types of constipation
- Chronic constipation
- Acute constipation
Let talk about the chronic constipation
Chronic constipation is a common type of constipation that seen mostly elders and females it reduces after a certain age by medication or by taking natural anti-constipation (fiber) food
Acute diabetes, depression, uneven medication, slow bowel movements lead to acute constipation
Well constipation is not a disease it can get rid of all you need is to take correct food
The garlic extracts and various recipes are present in the market which leads to reduce constipation, garlic extracts are said to be very useful for reducing constipation
Garlic helps in controlling Blood Pressure:
Garlic can increase the production of nitric oxide in our body
The nitric oxide helps the smooth muscles to relax and to contact and helps in blood vessels to dilate this helps in control both systolic and diastolic blood pressure in hypertensive people.
The consumption of 600-900mg of garlic powder helps to reduce 9-12% of blood pressure because 600mg of garlic powder contains 3.6mg of allicin and 900mg of garlic powder contains 5.4 mg of allicin
It was concluded in several studies that the blood pressure get controlled within 23 weeks