We were debating about featuring garlic or onions for #foodfriday and it turns out that they are both members of the onion family.
Garlic may reduce total and LDL cholesterol (the bad kind). The antioxidants in garlic may prevent cell damage and aging, while reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Garlic’s sulfur compounds provide numerous health benefits while garlic is a rich source of vitamin C, B6 and manganese making it a handy remedy to combat common colds and flus. High doses of garlic may reduce blood pressure as much as prescription meds can.
Some athletes have experienced performance benefits from garlic and since it has known effects against chronic disease, it may help you live longer. Additional benefits from consuming garlic may include detoxifying from heavy metals and increasing bone strength in women by raising estrogen levels.
It’s super easy to get your garlic fix by adding it into savory dishes like pasta, sauces, dressings, dips and soups.