HEALTH l GARLIC
Dear Dr. Grace,
Garlic smells terrible for me. Is it really important for my health?
Garlic is a plant in the allium family that is closely related to onions. Chopping, crushing or chewing garlic releases allicin, which is beneficial to health. Garlic can combat sickness, including the common cold because it boosts the immune system. Four cloves of garlic a day have been shown to reduce blood pressure and reduce cholesterol levels. Diallyl sulphide, a compound in garlic is a powerful antibiotic against intestinal infections.
Dr. Grace Nambatya Kyeyune has a PhD in Medicinal Chemistry. Got any inquries about nutrition for her, send an email to: sundayxtra@ newvision.co.ug