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Garlic is one of the most common ingredients in many cuisines around the world, but besides its great flavor, it has numerous health benefits which will prevent all kinds of medical problems.

Garlic contains essential nutrients and is low on calories – there are 42 calories per serving. It is rich in vitamins B6 and C, as well as manganese, potassium, selenium and calcium. However, commercial garlic sold in markets isn’t very healthy, and it’s often being grown with dangerous chemicals that can harm your health. This is why it’s important to learn how to grow your own garlic at home in order to have an endless supply of it.

Promotes heart health

Consuming garlic regularly reduces the risk of heart disease and helps the body process cholesterol easier. The vegetable can also reduce your blood pressure.

Reinforces your immune system

Garlic will strengthen your immune system and help you overcome seasonal diseases.

Cancer prevention

Watch the video below to see more about garlic’s anti-cancer effects.

How to grow your own garlic at home?

Break a garlic bulb in cloves first, then put them in damp soil with the pointy end forward. Once the vegetable sprouts, water it when the soil feels dry. Cut off blooming flowers to preserve the taste, and oil the garlic once you see 5-6 leaves on it.