Garlic doesn't just do wonders for your health—it also adds a ton of flavor in cooking.
Whether you use garlic to bring your autumn stews to a new level or you just eat it to keep yourself healthy, there's no reason to go and buy it from a store.
In fact, you can effortlessly grow it at home in your own kitchen.
Good for the heart
Several studies have shown that garlic is good for the heart. Garlic contains a substance called hydrogen sulphide, which positively affects the blood vessels. Low doses of hydrogen sulfide stimulate the cells in blood vessel walls and allow them to dilate.
"Certainly in areas where garlic consumption is high, such as the Mediterranean and the Far East, there is a low incidence of cardiovascular disease," Dr. David Kraus told BBC News.
Strengthens the immune system
Many people eat garlic to protect themselves against diseases and colds. Garlic stimulates the immune system, but it hasn't been scientifically proven to help with colds.
That's not to say that garlic isn't effective against colds, because many people feel like they get relief from colds by eating garlic.
Helps fight disease
If you regularly eat garlic, it can help reduce your cholesterol. Garlic contains alliin, which is converted to allicin when garlic is crushed or chopped. Allicin lowers blood pressure, making the body feel better.
Simple to grow
In addition to being super healthy and tasty, garlic is easy to grow at home in your kitchen.
All you have to do is follow these four steps:
1. Break up a head of garlic into cloves and bury the cloves under 2 inches (5 cm) of loose, moist soil.
2. Plant them with the pointy end facing up and put your planter in a sunny window.
3. Make sure that excess water can drain, otherwise the garlic could rot.
4. Cut off the flowers at the base when they bloom. When the garlic leaves stop growing and turn brown, harvest them and plant more cloves.
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