Garlic belongs to the genus Allium and is closely related to the onion, rakkyo (an onion found in Asia), scallion, chive, leek, and shallot. It has been used by humans for thousands of years and was used in Ancient Egypt for both culinary purposes and its health and therapeutic benefits.
Garlic has been used all over the world for thousands of years. Records indicate that garlic was in use when the Giza pyramids were built, about 5,000 years ago.
The original Olympic athletes in Ancient Greece were given garlic - possibly the earliest example of "performance enhancing" agents used in sports.
From Ancient Egypt, garlic spread to the advanced ancient civilizations of the Indus Valley (Pakistan and western India today). From there, it made its way to China.
Health Benefits of Garlic
- Contains Compounds With Potent Medicinal Properties
- Highly Nutritious But Has Very Few Calories
- Combat Sickness, Including the Common Cold
- Reduce Blood Pressure
- Improves Cholesterol Levels, Which May Lower the Risk of Heart Disease
- Contains Antioxidants That May Help Prevent Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
- Help You Live Longer
- Athletic Performance Might Be Improved With Garlic Supplements
- Help Detoxify Heavy Metals in the Body
- Improve Bone Health
- Easy to Include in Your Diet and Tastes Absolutely Delicious