Who doesn't love garlic, that fragrant, pungent vegetable used to flavor our food and dishes?? The mouth-watering scent of garlic roasting or garlic bread toasting in the oven....yum! Garlic is used in many cuisines and cultures, in many recipes and dishes. But did you know that garlic has health benefits? Garlic is in the onion family, and its use is well documented in many civilizations. It provides some vitamins and can help protect against illness. It can even help lower blood pressure and improve cholesterol levels. Garlic contains antioxidants as well.
Some people prefer to include garlic in their diet daily, while others prefer to take garlic capsules. Garlic capsules can be found at many health food stores. However, if you have a bleeding disorder or take a blood thinner, talk to your doctor before consuming large amounts of garlic or garlic supplements.