Garlic, also known as stinking rose is one of the most popular vegetables across the world. People all over; use it for they are obsessed with its pungent smell. Curries, Pizzas, Burgers, Fries, Bread, name it, and you have a dash of garlic in it.
So, what is National Garlic Day and when is it celebrated?
It is known that garlic originated in Asia, around 7,000 years ago. It belongs to the lily family along with shallots, leeks and onions. Today, garlic is used in almost every cuisine and many studies prove that it is loaded with several medicinal benefits. And, to celebrate this, 19th of April is celebrated as National Garlic Day all over the world.
The uses and benefits of garlic are quite versatile. Here are 5 major benefits of garlic.
1.Cures Cold and Flu.
One of the major benefits of using garlic in your food is that it cures cold and flu. Garlic is an absolute winner when it comes to relieving your body from that horrible cold or flu which does not take the name of leaving. You can use 2-3 cloves of garlic in your food or consume garlic tea with honey to red rid of the flu.
2.Prevents Heart Diseases.
Garlic is extremely good for your heart health. It helps in lowering the cholesterol levels of the body. The antioxidants in garlic also help to lower blood sugar levels and blood pressure. But, try having garlic raw or semi cooked to ensure you receive its heart healing properties.
There are several studies which prove that daily consumption of cancer prevents stomach cancer. Often, people connect garlic to strong immunity system.
4.Increases Longevity Of Life.
Yes, you’ve read that right. Garlic is associated with long life span. The antioxidants in garlic help you to build a strong immunity system. It helps to fight several diseases. It also helps elderly people or people with weak immunity systems to fight illnesses. So, it is extremely important to include garlic in your diet.
5.Improves bone health.
Studies show that garlic might have some positive effects on bone health in women. Daily consumption of garlic leads to the growth of estrogen in females. And, since it is super delicious and enhances the taste of your food, it should not be a problem to include it in your everyday food. Right, ladies?
Happy National Garlic Day!
Celebrate the day by making garlic-rich food today.