I put garlic and onions in almost everything I cook, not just because of the flavors, but the benefits of garlic and onions as well. I used to think of garlic as an herb mostly used in Italian cooking. Then I learned it’s actually the most frequently used vegetable in the world.
Garlic is considered an herb because of the way it is used in cooking. Though you could eat it as you would most other vegetables, most people find that unbearable, due to the heat found in raw garlic. It is much more easily digested after it has been cooked or paired with something much milder, like an oil. That bearable heat, though, is one of the main reasons garlic is so good for you. It burns fat, thus naturally boosting your metabolism without any effort. The benefits of garlic don’t stop there.
It’s no doubt you’ve heard garlic is good for your heart. Did you know it’s also a natural antibiotic, blood sugar regulator, and cancer inhibitor?
The benefits of garlic span far beyond just being a flavor in spaghetti, and I would love to hear how you all are using garlic both in and outside of the kitchen, below.
|Garlic can be used to treat:|
|Earache, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Menstrual disorders, Hepatitis, High & low blood pressure, High cholesterol, Coronary heart disease, Heart attack, Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), Prostate cancer, Bladder cancer, Cystic fibrosis, Diabetes, Osteoarthritis, Hay fever, Diarrhea, Yeast infection, Flu, Fibrocystic breast disease (lumpy breast), Scleroderma, Fever, Coughs, Headache, Stomach ache, Congestion, Gout, Joint pain, Hemorrhoids, Asthma, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Diphtheria, Whooping cough, Tooth sensitivity, Gastritis, Ringworm, Stress, Skin and nail fungal infections, Warts, Corns, Hair loss, Thrush|
|Garlic can be used to prevent:|
|Colon, rectal, stomach, breast, prostate, lung cancer, and multiple myeloma
Tick, mosquito, and snake bites
The common cold