Dietitian Elif Bilgin Baş gave information about the subject. Garlic in its small effect is a great health store. Garlic is rich and diverse in terms of vitamins, minerals and nutrients. It contains various sulfur compounds, many amino acids that form the building blocks of proteins, minerals such as calcium, copper, potassium, iron, magnesium, zinc, especially germanium and selenium. This rich content facilitates the adaptation of our body to the climate and the season, strengthens our immune system.
Sulfur compounds, which give garlic its taste and smell, prevent tumor formation. The germanium and selenium minerals in garlic, thanks to their antihypertensive properties, ensure a more balanced blood pressure.
Garlic also contains compounds such as allicin, alliin, and ajoenin. These compounds prevent us from getting sick in winter by showing antibiotic and anti-viral effects. It allows us to recover easily when we are sick.
The negative effects of excessive consumption of garlic are seen. Sulfur compounds in its structure can cause allergies. Gases released during digestion can damage the healthy structure of the intestine. With its blood thinning effect, excessive and careless consumption with blood thinners can cause adverse effects. It is appropriate to consume 2 cloves of raw garlic daily.