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5 great things that drinking garlic tea in the morning can do for you

Published on:3 February 2021, 18:16pm IST
Don’t just add garlic to your meals for the incredible health benefits. Start your day with garlic tea and watch your body transform.
Aayushi Gupta
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Garlic tea is great for your health. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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We are sure by now you know of the many benefits of garlic. This bulb is a powerhouse of nutrients that help to boost immunity, keep infections at bay, and get your digestive system on track. But what if we were to tell you that you can enjoy these benefits not just by adding this herb to your meals, but also by drinking garlic tea? 

Yup, garlic tea is a great way to regulate your health—especially if you start your day with it. Even though it may not sound like the most delicious beverage out there, but the fact that it’s loaded with vitamins A, B, and C, antioxidants, fibre, manganese, and sulfur make it worth it. 

In fact, according to The University of Oregon Linus Pauling Institute, garlic is an excellent source of organosulfur. When you crush garlic, it releases an alliinase compound which can protect you against cardiovascular diseases. 

But that’s not all garlic tea can do for you. Here are all the health benefits that garlic tea has to offer you: 

 

1. It’s excellent for your heart health

 

Garlic is known for its heart-healthy properties. It is rich in allicin, an organosulfur compound that inhibits the development of atherosclerosis in people with heart disease. Garlic tea also promotes better blood circulation, lowers the level of bad cholesterol (LDL), and restricts plaque from blocking arteries thereby reducing the risk of heart diseases.

 

2. It can boost your immune system

 

Garlic’s allicin along with its antifungal, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties can help fight radicals. They not only protect your body against bacteria and other deadly pathogens, but also keep your immune system going strong. 

 

3. Garlic also has anti-cancer properties

 

Garlic tea has anti-carcinogenic properties that can contribute to preventing various types of cancerous diseases. Research finds that those who consume garlic tea can reduce their risk of stomach and breast cancer.

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Garlic tea is excellent for your body and mind. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

 

4. It improves the functioning of the respiratory system

 

If you have a cold, cough, sinus infection, fever, congestion, or sore throat—garlic anti-inflammatory properties can come to your aid. Because of this reason, garlic is also considered to be beneficial for people with asthma, though more research is needed on that front. 

 

5. Garlic tea can help with weight loss

 

If weight loss is on your mind, then garlic tea can help you out. Garlic tea can help boost fat loss, get your metabolism up to speed, and suppress your appetite.

Here’s how you can make garlic tea at home

Step 1: To a cup of water, add 2 to 3 garlic cloves cut in half. 

Step 2: Bring to a boil and turn off the heat. Squeeze some lemon juice and some  honey, if required.

Step 3: Strain the tea and drink. If you can stand the taste of it, go ahead and munch on the boiled garlic cloves. 

Your garlic tea is ready! Add this to your diet and see your body change. 

Aayushi Gupta Aayushi Gupta

Candid, outspoken, but prudent--Aayushi is exploring her place in media world.