3. Anti-ageing properties
There seems to be decent proof that garlic can work against ‘oxidative stress’, and with that: the process of ageing in and of itself. Wait, what? Simply put: we grow to look older because our bodies convert food and oxygen into energy. However, sometimes our body will be a little too enthusiastic with this process, and destroy other cells in the process. In turn, our skin becomes saggier and our brains become slower. That’s the consequences of ‘oxidative stress’.
In these cases, garlic may be a useful addition to your diet. The smelly herb causes your body to increase the production of substances in the blood that go against the overly enthusiastic oxidation of cells in your body. These substances are commonly known as anti-oxidants. This way, garlic helps to slow down the physical signs of ageing!