Garlic isn’t just a tasty ingredient to boost your your mealtime flavours, it’s also good for brain and body health. Garlic has been used medicinally throughout history to prevent and treat a wide range of conditions and diseases.
More recently there have been several studies that point to the fact that garlic is great for brain health, including improving memory and decreasing the risk of brain degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. In fact studies have found that aged garlic extract in particular, may increase memory, cognitive functions and longevity in brain health. Many of these health benefits are due in part to garlic’s sulphur containing compounds, which are known to be excellent sources of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory protection. Antioxidants help to reduce free radical damage, improving cognitive function.