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Most of you surely throw away the old bright green garlic bulbs which sprout from the cloves.

Well, apparently, this is a huge mistake, as the garlic sprouts are high in antioxidants, like allicin, alliin, and allyl disulfide. Therefore, the sprouted garlic is much more beneficial than the unsprouted one.

These are the benefits of sprouted garlic:

Boosts the immune system

As it provides high antioxidant content, the sprouted garlic strengthens the immune system and prevents colds and infections.

Heart health

Sprouted garlic also contains phytochemicals which inhibit the activity of carcinogens, and also boost the function of enzymes, and thus prevents the formation of plaque. Plaque deposits lead to heart attacks and heart diseases, so sprouted garlic protects you from such life-threatening diseases.

Stroke prevention

Garlic is abundant in ajoene, which widens the arteries, and prevents blood clotting.  It is also rich in phytochemicals which inhibit the activity of blood clots- forming chemicals, and in this way prevents strokes.

Food Poisoning

Antioxidants in sprouted garlic fight viral and fungal diseases, help in the case of food poisoning, soothe cramps and diarrhea, and offer various other health benefits.

Cancer Prevention

This healthy vegetable is high in minerals, vitamins, and other nutrients, so it effectively prevents damage due to free radicals.

The sprouting stimulates the production of phytochemicals, which protect against the development of malignant cells and obstructs the activity of carcinogens. The high-antioxidant content also helps the prevention of this deadly disease.

Prevents Premature Aging

Antioxidants in garlic effectively fight free radicals in the body and thus prevent premature aging and wrinkles.

Sprouting garlic

To stimulate the sprouting of garlic, you should just leave it in the open. At home, you should poke two toothpicks in a pod of garlic. The garlic should be unpeeled. Next, fill a small and narrow glass cup with water, and place the garlic pod on its rim, with its narrow part a bit submerged in the water.

Keep it on a window sill, and after 5 days, you will notice the new garlic sprouts.