22. Garlic And Onions
Garlic and onions are a staple of almost all kinds of cooking. It’s uncommon to find a recipe that doesn’t begin with these two. However, garlic and onions do more than add flavour to your dinner recipe.
Garlic has long been associated with health benefits. It contains an antioxidant called Allicin, which helps to lower blood pressure and levels of harmful cholesterol. A study was done that showed the reduction of blood pressure due to increased consumption of Garlic powder. It has some immunity-boosting properties, too, so is recommended for those suffering coughs and colds.
Onions also contain those handy antioxidants that help out your heart by reducing blood pressure and cholesterol. Studies have concluded that eating onions decreased both blood pressure and cholesterol in groups of overweight people. They also contribute to reducing other contributors to heart disease, like inflammation in the body and high blood sugar levels.