Garlic is a delicious and popular food that is loved by many people. The dishes that want to be delicious and full of flavor are indispensable for garlic. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, a healthy adult can consume about 4 cloves of garlic per day, each equivalent to 1 g. Whatever form you consume garlic in, like powder, raw, cooked, garlic oil, they provide surprising health benefits.
According to Medical Daily, few people know that garlic is one of the highly effective natural topical acne treatments. The organic compound allicin in garlic has the ability to interfere with the activity of free radicals and kill bacteria. In the decomposed form, allicin is converted into sulfenic acid, creating a rapid reaction with free radicals, helping to prevent acne scars, skin diseases and allergies.
Hair loss treatment
Garlic’s high sulfur content contains keratin, a protein that builds hair and restores hair. A 2007 study in the Indian Journal of Dermatology found that a gel containing garlic was effective in treating hair loss and promoting faster hair growth.
Treat common cold
Daily garlic supplementation helps the body fight off the common cold. According to a study published in the journal Advances In Therapy, daily garlic supplementation helps provide more allicin, reducing the risk of colds by 63%. In particular, this can reduce the duration of a cold by more than 70%, as from 5 days it can be reduced to 1.5 days.
Lower blood tension
Eating garlic every day helps the body maintain a stable blood pressure level. The active ingredients in garlic have the same ability to lower blood pressure as other specialized drugs. According to estimates published in the Pakistani Journal of Pharmaceutical Science, about 600-1,500 mg of garlic extract is as effective for 24 weeks as the drug Atenolol commonly used by people with high blood pressure.
In addition, because garlic contains polysulfides, sulfur molecules help stimulate the production of endothelial cells, relax smooth muscles and dilate blood vessels, helping to control blood pressure.
Prevent the risk of cardiovascular disease
Garlic may reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases by reducing the total amount of “bad” LDL cholesterol in the body. Vandana Sheth, spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (USA) said garlic reduces the activity of the main cholesterol-producing enzyme in the liver. Eating garlic regularly also helps dissolve blood clots, reducing the risk of stroke and heart attack in patients.
Increase exercise productivity
Garlic has been shown to increase productivity and reduce exercise-induced fatigue. According to the results of a study published in the Indian Journal of Pharmacology and Physiology, people with heart disease who took garlic oil for 6 weeks reduced their heart rate by 12%. This combined with the improvement in their physical endurance while on the treadmill.
Improve bone system
Garlic contains many nutrients useful for the bone system such as zinc, manganese, vitamin B6, vitamin C. Risa Groux, nutritionist of ChazzLIVE said: “Garlic contains a high amount of manganese, which includes enzymes. and antioxidants necessary for bone formation, connective tissue, bone metabolism and calcium absorption.”
In addition, garlic also slows down the process of osteoporosis in women by increasing the amount of estrogen hormone. According to the results of a study published in the journal Phytotherapy Research, garlic oil contains many nutrients that help develop healthy bones.