Garlic: A Flavorful (and Fragrant) Way to Boost Your Health
Garlic’s Health-Boosting Properties
Allicin, the source of garlic’s smell, is the compound responsible for many of its health benefits. Research has shown it helps prevent atherosclerosis – hardening of the arteries – and reduces your risk of heart disease and stroke. Other heart health benefits include the lowering of blood pressure and high cholesterol. Additional research has suggested that eating garlic may reduce your risk of colon cancer, rectal cancer and prostate cancer.