Super Foods - Garlic

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Dr. Reeja Tharu
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team  on Jan 03, 2017
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Garlic: The "Stinking Rose"

Nutritional qualities 

Garlic is a treasure house of nutrients. It contains more than 100 biologically active compounds. Vitamins A & C, potassium, phosphorous, sulphur compounds, selenium and a number of amino acids are present in garlic

Nutrient Amount
Energy(kjoules) 23
Fibre 1 g
Protein 0.4 g
Carbohydrates 0.6 g
Cholesterol  0 mg
Sodium 0 mg
(values for 2 cloves , 6 g)

Health benefits 

Medical studies have shown that garlic can lower blood cholesterol, lower blood LDL levels, prevent clots formation in blood, reduce blood pressure, prevent cancer and has anti-fungal as well as anti-bacterial activity. Allicin and s-allyl-cysteine block the action of carcinogens and slow tumour growth.

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