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Top 15 Health Benefits That Come From this One Super Delicious Herb
11. Garlic helps with hyperthyroid
Garlic has high levels of iodine, which means garlic could be the perfect treatment for those suffering from issues with their thyroid gland. Taking garlic supplements has been shown to improve this condition tremendously.
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12. Garlic strengthens the immune system
Especially in the winter months, when colds and flu germs abound, rather than get a flu shot, filled with dangerous chemicals, why not make up a nice pot of chicken soup, loaded with garlic? An old folk remedy is to eat a clove of garlic that has been dipped in raw honey at the first sign of a cold. Why not try this remedy and see if it works for you?
13. Garlic can improve bone health
Although no human trials have been done to measure the possible effects of garlic on bone loss or bone density, studies done with rats have shown that it minimizes bone loss by naturally increasing the amount of estrogen in females. One study did show that menopausal women who took 2 grams of garlic extract vastly decreased their estrogen deficiency.
14. Garlic lowers the risk of heart disease
As mentioned before, garlic supplements lower the bad (LDL) cholesterol in the body by about 15 percent while leaving the levels of “good” cholesterol alone. This is an important factor in the prevention of heart disease.
15. Garlic is a true superfood
Garlic is packed full of nutrients while having very few calories. Just one ounce (28 grams) of garlic contains:
- 1 gram of fiber
- 23 percent of the RDA of manganese
- 6 percent of the RDA of selenium
- 17 percent of the RDA of vitamin B6
- 15 percent of the RDA of Vitamin C
- Fair amounts of copper, potassium, phosphorus, iron, calcium. Vitamin B1 and iodine.
All of this healthy goodness in only 42 calories and 9 grams of carbs.
Eating too much garlic can be dangerous, however, so never eat more than is recommended. You should also note that garlic goes directly into your bloodstream, which is one reason why it is so effective. The problem here is that, when you sweat, it will also come out through your pores. People who eat large amounts of garlic say that they definitely notice more pronounced body odor, so you might want to start skipping those lunchtime runs, unless you have access to a shower at work.