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Garlic Day

Date: Apr 19, 2016

It celebrates and promotes the many uses of Garlic.

Garlic Day is observed on April 19, 2016. It celebrates and promotes the many uses of Garlic. Garlic is widely used around the world for its pungent flavor as a seasoning or condiment. Garlic cloves are used for consumption (raw or cooked) or for medicinal purposes. They have a characteristic pungent, spicy flavor that mellows and sweetens considerably with cooking. Garlic is a fundamental component in many or most dishes of various regions. 

Garlic has been used as both food and medicine in many cultures for thousands of years, dating at least as far back as when the Giza pyramids were built. Garlic is claimed to help prevent heart disease and cancer. Animal studies, and some early research studies in humans, have suggested possible cardiovascular benefits of garlic. 

Nation Building Information Snippet- Health Awareness Month- Amazing Health Benefits Of Garlic 

Garlic is well known as a natural health remedy that has long been used to treat various ailments. It is extremely easy to source in most countries and can be consumed cooked or fresh. It is most easily included in your food or can be eaten on its own. You don’t need to limit yourself to fresh garlic either. Garlic powder or dried garlic flakes are just as effective and super easy to keep in the cupboard for everyday use. If you’re keen to find out how garlic can be used to assist in your health can affect both your body and your mind. 

Garlic can aid in the prevention of multiple types of cancer.-Bladder cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer and stomach cancer have all been shown to have their tumors reduced when treated with garlic. Vitamin B6 is said to have cancer fighting abilities. Garlic strengthens the immune system as well as helps to fight chest infections, coughs and congestion.-In the winter months garlic is a great food to boost your immune system and ward off colds and flu. An old folk remedy is to eat a clove of garlic that has been dipped in honey at the first sign of a cold. 
Garlic Can Reduce Blood Pressure- High doses of garlic appear to improve blood pressure of those with known high blood pressure (hypertension).

Garlic Improves Cholesterol Levels, Which May Lower The Risk of Heart Disease

Garlic May Help You Live Longer- Garlic has known beneficial effects on common causes of chronic disease, so it makes perfect sense that it could help you live longer.


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