Garlic is a part of the onion family. Did you know: The city of Chicago is named after garlic.

Health benefits of Garlic

Garlic is native to Central Asia and northeastern Iran with a history of several thousand years of human consumption. While garlic is a common ingredient in every kitchen, in the ancient days, it was highly valued for its numerous health benefiting properties, which are still following in many cultures today.

Smaller sections in garlic are called the 'cloves'. Each small garlic clove is a powerhouse of flavor as well as many medicinal properties.

Every 100 grams of garlic will provide you around 150 calories, 6.36 grams of protein and 33 grams of carbs. Garlic also enriched with Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6, Folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, Vitamin C, manganese, sodium, phosphorous, potassium and zinc.

The high sulphur content in garlic provides it antibiotic properties, which helping keep the digestive system clean by flushing out toxins. Garlic prevents heart ailments by clearing up blocked arteries and also builds the immunity against common cold and garlic is great for rejuvenation and healing of skin scars and gives you a glow to the skin as it keeps digestion in top-shape.

Here are 4 Amazing Health Benefits of Garlic You May Not Have Known:

1. Cancer Prevention

Several studies indicated daily consumption of garlic prevents stomach and colorectal cancers and strengthen the immunity of your body against cancer.

2. Prevention of Heart Disease

Consuming garlic on a daily basis in food or raw helps, you lower cholesterol levels because of its anti-oxidant properties of Allicin. Garlic is also immensely beneficial in regulating blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Remember that the sulphur-containing compound Allicin will to lose its medicinal properties when garlic is cooked whole. It is all-important to consume garlic raw or semi-cooked to derive any of its benefits.

3. For your Skin and Hair

The invigorating properties of garlic protect your skin from the effect of free radicals and slow down the depletion of collagen which leads to loss of elasticity in aging skin. When you applied topically, garlic does wonders to your skin infected with fungal infections and provides you relief from skin ailments like eczema. Garlic is also an effective remedy for fungal infections like athlete's foot and ringworms. We all know about the wonders of Onion for hair but its brother, the Garlic is no less of a hero for your thinning mane. Well its surprise time rubbing crushed garlic extract on scalp or massaging scalp with garlic-infused oil is known to prevent and even reverse your hair loss.

4. The Blood Purifier

Garlic (Raw) is loaded with sulfur an essential mineral that helps flush out toxins from your body and stimulates your liver to generate detoxification enzymes t filter toxins out of your blood stream.

Garlic For Men

Why Men should eat MORE GARLIC... because it makes your sweat smell SEXY to women

IT might sound just like the most unlikely of dating tips. But guys, if you would like to get the girl, forget the aftershave and take a look at eating some garlic instead.

Scientists found that the sweat of men who had eaten the garlic smelt more attractive to women.

The researchers instructed that women might have evolved to like the sort of smell that eating garlic – which is an extremely nutritious food - produces in armpit sweat, because of it suggests the person is healthy.

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