Sure, eating garlic may want you to grab some fresh mints later, but do you know that there are many health benefits for eating garlic?
Over the years, garlic has been used as a medicine to prevent or treat a wide range of diseases and conditions, including those related to the heart and blood system. These include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart attack, coronary heart disease, and “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis). Garlic actually may be effective in slowing the development of atherosclerosis and seems to be capable of modestly reducing blood pressure.
Some people use garlic to prevent different cancer conditions such as stomach cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and lung cancer.
Garlic has also been used for building the immune system, and preventing and treating bacterial and fungal infections. It is also used for handling stress and fatigue, and maintaining healthy liver function.