Garlic can be intimidating. Not only is it difficult to figure out how to take it apart, but once you do, how do you use it?
Garlic might look fierce, but working with it is easy.
And, if you are on the fence about whether or not to add garlic to your diet, consider these ten reasons you need to give further thought to utilizing it more.
1. Your Hair Will Thank You
Hair loss got you down? Garlic could end hair loss for good because of the sulfur compounds naturally found in it.
2. Say Bye-Bye to Acne
Sure, you don’t see garlic in your acne medications, but it is a natural remedy for unsightly pimples and breakouts. Just rub a sliced clove of garlic on acne-prone skin and you can see for yourself.
3. Prevent And/Or Treat the Common Cold
Garlic is full of antioxidants and it could help your immune system fight off and even prevent the common cold. Already caught the bug? Sip tea made with garlic and see how fast the sniffles clear up.
4. Fight Fungi
Fungal infections are no match for garlic. Its natural anti-fungal properties help combat fungus, corns and warts.
5. Prevent Cancer
Some people use garlic to prevent cancers, like colon, rectal or stomach cancer. While there is no research supporting it, it seems to be effective.
6. Promote Heart Health
Some studies have indicated garlic can benefit your heart. It reduces high blood pressure, is known for combating high cholesterol and can even fight off artery hardening.
7. Combat Inflammation
If you have an inflammatory disease, garlic could be your answer. It has natural anti-inflammatory properties because of its sulphuric compounds. Adding more garlic to your diet could reduce outbreaks from psoriasis too.
8. Decrease Food Poisoning Events
No one likes food poisoning, but if you have a diet rich in garlic you could actually kill off bacteria like E. coli or Salmonella. Fresh garlic has been shown to treat campylobacter and has been shown more effective than two of the leading antibiotics prescribed today.
9. Take Out Splinters
Even as an adult a splinter can be painful. Splinters can be easily removed with garlic by placing a slice over the splinter area and taping it off with a bandage overnight.
10.Kick Athlete’s Foot
Because garlic has natural anti-inflammatory properties, it also carries anti-fungal properties. If you have athlete’s food, soak your feet in garlic water to help kill the fungus causing your athlete’s foot.
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