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Why is Garlic Good for You?

By January 31, 2009

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Scientists have uncovered the reason why garlic has such good health benefits. Garlic contains a compound called allicin which is a powerful antioxidant. Allicin is also responsible for producing that unique garlic taste and aroma.

Antioxidants, like allicin, help protect the body from damage by removing free radicals that are produced as part of our body's natural metabolism. The researchers discovered that once allicin starts to decompose, it produces an acid that reacts quickly with radicals. The acid is believed to be the reason behind the medicinal benefits of garlic.

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February 6, 2009 at 4:53 am
(1) Thamer M. shaker says:

I’m work on the test of antibic behavior on brathella spaciallay Allicin .
so I paese you to help me with any new about Garlic on my email .
thanks ,

January 4, 2010 at 8:52 am
(2) siavash says:

from childhood my father was always giving me garlic, and i started to chew garlic and eat it uncooked without any hesitate, recently I feel even I like it’s taste , I heard that it’s also good for killing batteries and have many benefits for heart.

March 30, 2011 at 9:01 pm
(3) Fooch says:

Siavash, you’re an animal! :)

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