How eating raw garlic is beneficial to your health

How eating raw garlic is beneficial to your health

Celebrate Garlic Day by enjoying the benefits of eating this herb raw.  

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Garlic is one of the most popular herbs. 

It is loved by millions of people around the world and has been used for centuries. 

Garlic can turn an ordinary meal into something tasty!  But the garlic herb is not only great for adding to meals. 

It is a super-food that has many fantastic health benefits. 

Many dietitians and doctors advise patients to consume garlic. Let's look at why: 

Garlic lowers blood pressure

Research has shown that garlic can help lower blood pressure.  

“Garlic supplements have shown effectiveness in reducing blood pressure in hypertensive patients, similarly to first-line standard anti-hypertensive medications. 

"Kyolic garlic has also shown promise in improving cardiovascular health by reducing arterial stiffness, elevated cholesterol levels and blood 'stickiness'. In addition, the prebiotic properties in garlic increase gut microbial richness and diversity,” states an article published in

Garlic fights bacteria and boosts the immune system

Garlic is popular, especially around the winter season. This is because a lot of people suffer from colds and flu during the season and garlic has been proven to help fight off the flu virus. 

According to Healthline, eating garlic produces allicin, which is thought to give garlic its immune-boosting properties and produce sulphur-containing compounds which are then boost the disease-fighting response of some types of white blood cells in the body. 

Garlic is a great detox food 

Eating garlic has been proven to help when it comes to getting rid of bad food in your system. 

Garlic can help clean out toxins and parasites. 

Below, Tiktok users shared how they enjoy the superfood. 

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