Garlic is known throughout the world as an amazing flavor enhancer, but it also boasts multiple health benefits for the body.
What is garlic?
Garlic (Allium sativum) is an herb related to onion, leeks, and chives. Garlic’s health benefits have been recognized for thousands of years. Since the 1950s, scientists have been researching garlic, with a particular focus on heart health.
Garlic is high in unique sulfur compounds that are responsible for its scent, taste, and beneficial effects — including its broad benefits for heart health.
What are the benefits of garlic?
Garlic has numerous cardio-protective effects, including helping:
- Prevent or improve atherosclerosis
- Support individuals suffering from high cholesterol
- Support high blood pressure sufferers
Research also indicate that garlic extract can help promote immune response and cellular detoxification.
Moreover, aged garlic extract contains unique and potent compounds — including S-allylcysteine — that can fight oxidative stress and thus enhance the body's response to it.