Surprising Health Benefits of Garlic


Garlic may protect against the common cold and the ability to help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

High in nutrition but low in calories


Garlic is low in calories and rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6, and manganese. It also contains trace amounts of various other nutrients.

Protect against illness and common cold


Garlic supplements may help prevent and reduce the severity of illnesses like the flu and common cold.

Reduce blood pressure


High doses of garlic appear to improve blood pressure for those with known high blood pressure (hypertension).

Improves cholesterol levels and lower the risk of heart disease


Garlic supplements seem to reduce total and LDL (bad) cholesterol, particularly in those who have high cholesterol.

Prevent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia


Garlic contains antioxidants that can help protect against cell damage and aging. It may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Help you live longer


Garlic has known beneficial effects on common causes of chronic disease, so it makes sense that it could also help you live longer.

Athletic performance might be improved


Garlic may improve physical performance in lab animals and people with heart disease. The benefits for people without heart disease are not yet conclusive.

Detoxify heavy metals in the body


Garlic was shown to significantly reduce lead toxicity and related symptoms in one study.

Improve bone health


Garlic appears to have some benefits for bone health by increasing estrogen levels in females, but more human studies are needed.