According to the examine.com nutrition data base, including cloves of garlic in your diet is one of the healthiest habits you can have.
One of the coolest benefits with garlic is that it really seems to help keep you from getting sick with one study showed taking garlic for 90 days reduced severity of cold and flu symptoms and resulted in significantly fewer sick days of school and work.
Garlic is also great for your heart. Cholesterol often unfairly gets a bad wrap even though its something the human brain needs to facilitate membrane function. Furthermore, cholesterol is the raw material needed for making progesterone, oestrogen, cortisol, testosterone and vitamin D. However for those with a poor lipid profile, a meta analysis looking at 39 trials found that garlic reduces total cholesterol when used for at least two months.
Garlic is a popular flavour making it easy to include within meals or cloves can be eaten in whole. However, taste is a personal preference and if garlic breath doesn’t put wind in your sail then supplementing with 600-1500mg per day in capsule form may be an appropriate substitute.
Other benefits include liver support via boosting glutathione levels and reducing insulin resistance 🧄