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Updated 01 March 2013

Garlic

Garlic has many health benefits – it reduces blood pressure and also reduces the risk of infection and illness.

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Garlic has many health benefits – it reduces blood pressure and also reduces the risk of infection and illness. It may help to reduce the risk of heart disease. It may also reduce the risk of cancer.

Garlic is most beneficial if eaten raw. Fierce cooking that disperses the garlic oil will reduce the benefits.

Two to three cooked cloves of garlic are recommended. If taken in tablet form two to three 300mg tablets are recommended. People on anti-coagulant drugs should only take garlic under medical supervision.


Calories 9
Per 9g (2 large garlic cloves)
Because garlic is eaten in such small quantities, its contribution to the vitamin, energy and mineral requirements of the body are negligible.
 
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