Garlic and onion are part of the allium family. That comes with BIG flavor but also a generous amount of other health benefits as well. With its high supply of nutrients, onions and garlic can help you maintain better blood sugar levels, help build strong bones and be protective against inflammation, which is at the root of most diseases.
It has even been reported that the sulfer compounds found in foods from the allium family help fight against and treat cancer because they can help prevent the growth of tumors by protecting the cells against mutation.
Because garlic and onion are both antibacterial and antifungal they can help fight against infections. Eating these foods regularly helps build your immune system and helps reduce your risk of getting infections.
Fibrinolysis is a process that prevents blood clots from growing and becoming a problem in the body. Garlic and onion, having fibrinolytic benefits, means they can protect you from heart disease and also might reduce your risk of blood clots, which can lead to heart attacks and other forms of heart disease. They help keep your arteries flexible and can help reduce your blood pressure. They do this by limiting the activity of harmful free radicals within blood vessels, therefore lowering oxidative stress and improving blood circulation and blood pressure levels.
Big flavor, powerful benefits! Start adding more garlic and onion to your meals today. You will find that I use them quite a bit myself.