Even if we put all of the health benefits garlic provides aside, we’re still left with that unique aroma and taste that enrich all kinds of dishes.
Garlic is a vegetable rich in potent medicinal properties as well as essential nutrients. It is low in calories and high in selenium, vitamin C, manganese, calcium and potassium.
However you’ll only be able to reap its health benefits if you consume organic garlic. While we’re at organic garlic, did you know you can easily grow it at home without using dangerous chemicals?
For starters, we’re going to mention some of the best health benefits of garlic:
When garlic is added to food, it prevents the accumulation of fat in the body and helps the body to deal with it better. In this way, it reduces the risk of stroke and heart disease. Moreover, it also helps in the case of high blood pressure and reduced hypertension by up to 8%.
Garlic is a real superfood when it comes to the strengthening of the immune system. Studies have shown that the consumption of a daily garlic supplement lowers the risk of flu and colds by a whopping 63%. Moreover, it is incredibly effective in the case of Staph infections, and also accelerates the treatment of ear infections.
In additional to being a super-food, garlic is also super easy to grow.
All you need to do is follow these simply 5 steps:
1. Break up the garlic bulb into cloves and bury them a couple inches deep in loose, damp soil.
2. Make sure you keep the pointed side of the clove facing upwards.
3. When your garlic sprouts, make sure to give them water when the topsoil feels dry but be sure to not overwater – garlic tends to not need too much water.
4. You should fertilize the plants in spring, water when the soil is really dry an inch below the surface. Furthermore, make sure you remove any flowers that grow.
5. You should pull the green leaves of the plant as soon as they are 5 or 6. If you want, you can eat the harvest right away, or you can store them for later. Therefore, you need to clean them well, and then hang them in a dry, cool and well-ventilated place.
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