If garlic has the power to ward off vampires and werewolves just imagine what else it can do. Jokes aside, garlic is arguably one of the most versatile and healthiest food in the world. It adds unbelievable flavor to any dish and causes a flavorgasm in your mouth. But in addition to that, garlic has quite a long list of health benefits as well. And in this article we’ll tell you how you can use these benefits for your own wellbeing. We’ll also be giving you a crash-course on planting garlic in your very own yard. Growing garlic is easier than you would think. Never again will you have to buy garlic from the grocery store.
Benefits of Garlic
1. The Nutritional Aspect
We said that garlic had some potent medicinal properties. But why is it so? Well, garlic is filled with important vitamins while being low in calorie. Manganese, vitamin B6, vitamin C, considerable amounts of selenium, calcium, and potassium are only but a few examples. And its calorie count? 42. Now isn’t that more than enough reason for you to up your garlic intake?
2.Immune System Strengthening
Studies have shown that those who incorporate garlic into their day-to-day diet have a reduced chance of getting sick. That too by up to 63%. This is because garlic has immune strengthening properties which help fight off sickness, especially common cold. So if you’re someone who’s prone to falling victim to the cold, then you definitely need more garlic, Jeeves.
3. Keeps The Heart Healthy
Regular consumption of garlic helps your body process cholesterol and fat efficiently. And when your cholesterol is managed, it is your heart that’s benefiting from it the most. Cardiovascular health is promoted and high blood pressure is controlled. Thereby, reducing your risk for heart disease substantially.
So, now that you know all the good things garlic does for you, you’re probably excited to get started. In fact garlic might just have moved up in priority on your grocery list. But hold on, don’t buy garlic from the store. Why would you, when it is so easy to grow at home? Garlic is perhaps one of the easiest plants to grow. And considering it is a super-food it is a win-win situation, don’t you agree?
Growing/Planting Garlic In Your Own Backyard
Just follow these easy 5 steps to enjoy fresh, natural, and organic garlic without having to spend a dime:
1. Break a bulb of garlic into individual cloves. Bury the cloves only inches deep in loose, damp soil.
2. Keep the pointed side of the clove facing upwards. (IMPORTANT)
3. When the garlic begins to sprout, water only when the top soil seems dry. Make sure not to overwater them as garlic doesn’t require a whole lot of water to thrive.
4. Trim any flowers that bloom off the plant to conserve maximum flavor of the garlic.
5. A garlic plant with about 5 to 6 leaves is ready to be pulled out.
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