Garlic is a member of the allium family, which includes onions, shallots, chives and leeks. It has been used medicinally for thousands of years. Garlic can help reduce cholesterol levels and has shown some promise in preventing cancer.
The ancient Egyptians believed that garlic was a gift from the gods and used it to treat colds by placing pieces under their armpits at night. In ancient Greece, garlic was said to improve memory. There are many types of Garlic. Garlic has been cultivated for thousands of years, dating as far back as 5000 BCE. Garlic is like goldilocks: some garlic varieties are more mild than others; some are sweeter than others; some have a stronger bite to them. Here’s a quick overview of the different types of garlic you might come across in your grocery store or market:
Garlic can be good for you – eaten fresh or cooked – but if you want to take it raw you should check with your doctor first. There are a few things to keep in mind about eating garlic. First of all, it’s important to realize that not everyone enjoys the taste and smell of garlic. If you’re one of these people and would prefer to avoid it altogether, don’t feel bad! You can still get many of its benefits by taking a supplement or through other sources. Second of all, raw garlic can be dangerous for people with certain health conditions (such as anemia and low blood pressure). If you have a condition like this, check with your doctor before trying any type of raw garlic for yourself.
Finally: if you decide that fresh cloves aren’t right for your palate or lifestyle but want some other way to enjoy their benefits—and save some money—then try cooking with dried granules instead! These may lack some flavor compared with fresh cloves but will still give you most benefits without having to store all those fresh bulbs around your house (which is nice if someone else lives there who hates them as much as we do).
This should be enough information to get you started with garlic. We hope these tips will help you enjoy the many health benefits of this wonderful vegetable that has been enjoyed by people all over the world for thousands of years!