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10 Benefits of Garlic for Health, Preventing Flu and Lung Cancer

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Merdeka.com – The health benefits of garlic are quite diverse. Garlic has long been known as a spice for treating various health problems. This is because the sulfur and allicin compounds found in garlic have antifungal and antibacterial properties.

Allicin is the active compound in garlic which is unstable and effectively kills microbes, such as germs that cause infection. In addition, garlic is also enriched with various vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B6, and C), folate, calcium, iron magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and zinc.

The benefits of garlic have long been used since ancient Egypt, India, and even China. A number of studies have linked the consumption of a lot of garlic with lowering blood pressure, cholesterol levels, strengthening the immune system, improving blood circulation and reducing the risk of heart disease.

The following merdeka.com summarizes the benefits of garlic for health, quoted from the klikdokter page and various sources:

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