Black garlic – as one of the most powerful superfoods of our time – is gaining ground in the Hungarian public awareness. It is a rarely used ingredient in the gourmet cuisine right now. Gourmet chefs have already discovered its extraordinary taste. Did you know that black garlic is already available in Hungary as a dietary supplement? Now we will tell you why you should think about buying it.
Its beneficial health effects have been known for a long time, it is one of the longest-used spices in folk medicine. Its latest type is almost unknown; however, it is better in some aspects than the known black garlic type. Discover 4 of the most outstanding health effects of black garlic.
- Helps preventing diseases
One of its most outstanding properties includes an ever higher antioxidant content compared to fresh black garlic. Antioxidants are crucial compounds that help disactivating harmful free radicals and oxidation processes reducing the chances of developing such diseases as cardiovascular problems or cancerous diseases.
- Enhances immune system
Black garlic, like fresh garlic, enhances our immune system due to its antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial and anti-parasitic properties. It can help preventing frequent viral or bacterial infections (such as colds, flu).
- Helps regenerating muscles
Black garlic has several benefits due to its high active substance content: it contains nearly 100 active compounds, according to tests. One of these compounds is S-allyl-L-cysteine (SAC), an essential amino acid, which is an important component of the antioxidant glutathione. Glutathione (GsH) protects the muscles and other tissues from the damaging effects of free radicals, and also helps regeneration and detoxification.
- Mitigates cholesterol level
One of the most common health problems today is high cholesterol. It can be partially prevented by lifestyle changes, but you should be careful: it is also good to know what foods can help normalizing cholesterol. Several studies suggested positive results that black garlic helps reducing the level of so-called ‘bad’ cholesterol (low density lipoprotein) while increasing the level of ‘good’ cholesterol (HDL – high density lipoprotein). High levels of LDL cholesterol increase the risk of atherosclerosis, which is a major cause of cardiovascular disease.
An extra benefit: unbelievable effects without strong garlic flavour
Several people simply ignore the special effects of garlic because they simply cannot tolerate its taste. Black garlic provides the beneficial effects of fresh garlic at the same time (and even much more!), while the taste is far less intrusive. Indeed, it is a delicious, sweet-flavoured and creamy texture that is often used to flavour desserts. You no longer have to worry about the unpleasant smell, black garlic can be consumed at any time of the day without the hassle of side effects.
Do not hesitate to taste black garlic