One Garlic pod a day, keeps the diseases away

One Garlic pod a day, keeps the diseases away

By Devina Bangotra  on: 23 May 2018
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Garlic is available in all the seasons all around the globe. It is a daily ingredient in our kitchen and part of imparting classical flavor to variety of delicacies, it has tremendous health benefits. Garlic is a white colour stem that has lot of pods attached to it. It can be store in a cool dry place for months without much maintainace. It is also eaten in leafy form. We all love having Hot and sour soup when we catch cold. The main ingredient of that soup in garlic. 

Garlic has antiviral, antifungal, and antibiotic propertiesWe are all familiar with garlic and it’s pungent smell. This smell is because of a compound called Allicin which contains sulphur in garlic. It is a rare source of Allisatin 1,2. Garlic is rich in minerals such as phosphorus, calcium and iron.

Here are some benefits of Garlic listed down below:

  1. Garlic aids digestion: Consuming garlic in your diet daily helps in eliminating many digestive problems. Garlic also helps in swelling or irritation of the gastric canal.


  1. Management of Diabetes: Uncontrolled Diabetes can be fatal for the kidneys, hinder nervous system functions, cause heart diseases, and affects vision. Garlic oil may help diabetic patients fight these side effects.


  1. Lowers Cholesterol Levels:  There are two kinds of cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and HDL cholesterol and LDL is bad for human health. Garlic is rich in the allicin compound which prevents LDL cholesterol from oxidizing. So, all those who have high cholesterol levels should start their day with a crushed garlic pod.



  1. Reduces Hypertension :  Garlic is natural ingredient for management of high blood pressure. When the body has high levels of pressure, the allicin present in it garlic relaxes the blood vessels. It also acts against coronary thrombosis by reducing platelet aggregation.


  1. Helps in eye Infection: The minerals present in Garlic such as selenium, quercetin and vitamin C protect our eyes from swelling and infections.



  1. Cures Diarrhea: Garlic helps in dysentery, diarrhea and colitis. It dispels the worms from intestines without disturbing the functioning of  gut bacteria which aid in digestion.


  1. Asthma: Boiled garlic cloves are used as an effective treatment in controlling asthma in alternative medicine. Crushed raw garlic pods in Vinegar further help in controlling the frequency of attacks.


  1. Yeast Infection:  Garlic is very effective in yeast infections. Presence of sulfur in garlic make the yeast difficult to grow.

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Ms. Devina Bangotra is a dietician and nutrition expert who provides innovative approaches for healthy dieting, boosting fitness, sports nutrition and achieving correct body weight. She completed her Bachelors in Zoology from Delhi University followed by M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management and works as both weight loss expert and lifestyle management coach, helping clients gain mass and strength.Ms Bangotra also has a Diploma in Sports Nutrition and has gained experience by working at Delhi’s leading Govt. and Private Hospitals where her focus has been not only developing new and effective ways to combat obesity but also motivate clients and help them overcome diet related fears.She provides knowledge sessions to client on nutrition, ethical food & nutrition related myth busters. Her consultation chats specific to clients’ condition and individual requirements makes her an expert nutritionist who offers solutions that deliver results.Her approach is to help her clients manage their body weight with changing age and body dynamism so that they become more confident after consultation with her. Her specializations include special client needs like clinical and therapeutic diets and her goal is to help clients change their lifestyle by moving towards healthy eating and result oriented nutrition.
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