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Health Benefits Of Garlic

Garlic also known as Allium Sativum is a very common food found in many kitchens throughout the world and has been around for hundreds of years.

Just as every food ingredient has purpose for which it is being used, so also is garlic. Garlic has many beneficial qualities which includes

Addition of flavor to dishes, getting rid of pests and even play into superstitious belief of chasing away vampires.

Food containing Garlic can benefit human health in many ways.

Research revealed that, Garlic is high in vitamin B, Sodium, Potassium, and Magnesium, which improve physical and mental performances.

It contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory which assist in cardiovascular health, reduces the body’s cholesterol levels and regulates the body’s blood pressure, among others.

A nutritionist, Miss Toyosi Ogunsanya explained that, garlic contains over 30 OrganoSulphur compounds which include aliin, allicin, amino acid and minerals.These compounds possess beneficial effects to protect against several diseases.

Miss Ogunsanya added that, garlic also has a positive effect on people’s performance throughout the day and helps at night to recharge for the next day.

Taiwo Akinola/ Adebukola Aluko

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