Garlic has been used for thousands of years for medicine as well as for food. Even just after the first World War, it was used as a natural antibiotic when penicillin ran out.
Today, research has shown that garlic helps lower cholesterol, blood pressure, and is a natural blood thinner. Heart healthy as well as helping prevent strokes? That’s a pretty powerful plant.
A clove a day helps your body fight off the common cold and provides your body with vitamins A, B, C and minerals including potassium, calcium, magnesium and zinc.
Research has shown garlic also helps strengthen the immune system which can help certain cancers. Researchers found a 30% reduction in risk of colorectal cancer among people who ate raw or cooked garlic.
Seems like a little garlic every day can help ward many things away…except maybe bad breath.