While Onions and Garlic are amazing sources of energy capable of fighting any form of infections, it gives off an offensive smell that’s a turn-off. But of course, it is this same property they contain which produces this strong smell, that gives the unique flavor you taste when you incorporate them into your meals. Onions and garlic are not just amazing cooking ingredients, they possess chemical compounds which have the ability to rid you of a variety and impurities.

 

Fighting Infections

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Both onions and garlic might help you combat infections. Onions might reduce the symptoms of bronchitis and the common cold, and they also can fight harmful bacteria, Garlic has both antibacterial and antifungal properties, according to the Linus Pauling Institute, and it also might strengthen your immune system overall, making you less vulnerable to contracting infections.

 

Fighting Cancer

 

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Onions and garlic might also help you resist cancer. The chemical compounds inside allium vegetables such as onions and garlic can slow or stop cancer cells from proliferating in various places in the body, such as the lungs, colon, esophagus, and breasts. The compounds that onions and garlic contain can also reduce the rate at which cancer tumors grow, or even stop tumor growth altogether.

 

Fighting Heart Diseases

 

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Consuming onions and garlic also might help you prevent heart disease. Onions are rich in natural chemicals called flavonoids, which can protect you from heart disease. Onions also might reduce your risk of blood clots, which can lead to heart attacks and other forms of heart disease. Garlic might also decrease your risk of blood clots, help keep your arteries flexible and help reduce your blood pressure.

 

For Garnishing Meals

 

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Did I tell you how amazing onions and garlic are for garnishing your foods, simply because they produce chemicals that release such burst of flavors, you don’t need varieties of seasoning to give you that taste. Try using garlic to make Jollof. Yummy!

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