Garlic and onion seem like healthy foods but what exactly are the health benefits from onion and garlic? Dr. Nicholas Perricone in his New York Times’ best selling book, The Perricone Promise, says that garlic and onion are the world’s number two superfood, second only to the acai berry, the nature’s amazing fruit from the Amazon. Garlic and onion belong to the Allium family which also includes leeks, scallions, shallots and chives. Let’s examine the health benefits from onion and garlic below.
What are the health benefits of Garlic?
The health benefits of Garlic include:
- lowering total cholesterol while raising the HDL or good cholesterol
- lessening the risk of atherosclerosis (the hardening of arteries)
- lowering blood pressure
- reducing the risk of blood clots which cause the majo...