Devils, werewolves, and vampires beware! We present seven shocking, interesting and marvelous facts about garlic – the one substance that makes your lives miserable. On the other hand, if you are just a human, garlic may just turn you into a super (healthy) powerhouse.
Every culture that has had access to garlic has realized the superpowers hidden in the humble blub of cloves.
In fact, cultures that did not have historic contact use garlic for almost exactly the same medicinal and cooking purposes.
Read on to discover the miraculous healing powers of garlic. You’ll be amazed by the curative powers and as a side effect, you’ll stave off attacks by the undead!
1. Garlic Built the Pyramids
Ancient Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks fed garlic to workers, Olympic athletes, soldiers, and sailors. It was thought to be a performance enhancer (especially for men) and increase work capacity.
Modern science is looking into this. Turns out garlic improves exercise performance in rodents. Studies on athletic performance are mixed, but garlic seems to improve exercise-induced fatigue.
The biggest positive effects were shown in people with heart disease. A six-week course of garlic oil reduced peak heart rate and increased exercise capacity.