Garlic is good, but don’t eat too much. WHO recommends eating 1 to 2 cloves of garlic a day.
Garlic is a pungent food, and consuming too much can cause symptoms such as upset stomach, diarrhea, abdominal pain, bloating, and bad breath.
Garlic is nutrient-dense, with a clove of raw garlic containing 15 calories, 3 grams of carbohydrates, 0.58 grams of protein, 2.85 mg of vitamin C, 1.29 mg of selenium, and 0.15 mg of iron.
Scientific research proves that only eating raw garlic can maximize the health benefits of garlic.
Garlic contains alliin and alliinase. Crushed or mashed garlic, under the action of oxygen in the air, these two substances will synthesize allicin.
Allicin, the main active ingredient in garlic, has strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that can boost the body’s natural defenses, boost the immune system and improve overall health.
Garlic is considered a longevity food. In the ranking of longevity foods in the world, garlic ranks second.
Germans especially like to eat raw garlic, they eat 8000 tons of garlic every year.
Germany is one of the longest-lived countries in the world, with an average lifespan of more than 80 years. Germans believe that their longevity is closely related to the consumption of garlic.