Below are some awesome health benefits:
Medical students who consumed 10 grams of raw garlic each day for two months significantly lowered their cholesterol levels, according to a study published in the “Journal of Postgraduate Medicine” in 1991. Another study, published in the “Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences” in October 2006, found that raw garlic consumption increased beneficial HDL cholesterol levels while decreasing total cholesterol, although the difference wasn’t large enough to recommend using garlic as the only method for lowering cholesterol.
Offers an Anti-inflammatory Effect
Are you suffering from an inflammatory condition? consuming raw garlic may be the right solution for you. A study published in “Food and Chemical Toxicology” in August 2013 found that garlic had an anti-inflammatory effect, with raw garlic exhibiting a stronger effect than garlic that had been heated.
Improves Insulin Sensitivity
A decrease in insulin sensitivity increases your risk for Type 2 diabetes. Consuming raw garlic may help improve your insulin sensitivity, thus lowering your risk for diabetes, according to a preliminary study published in “Nutrition & Metabolism” in 2011. However, this study used rats, so further research is necessary to see if the same benefit exists in humans.