Garlic is one of those legendary foods that taste great and supposedly help with all sorts of ailments from the common cold to cancer depending on which research you read.Garlic belongs to the onion family and so is related to onions, leeks and shallots.Scientists recognise that most the health benefits of garlic are the result of the sulfur compounds formed when a garlic clove is chopped, crushed or chewed.

Garlic also contains a high level of antioxidants which help protect against cell damage and aging.One clove (around 3 grams) of raw garlic contains around 2% of your daily requirement of Manganese and Vitamin B6, 1% of Vitamin C and Selenium as well as Iron, Vitamin B1, Copper, Calcium, Phosphorous and Potassium.There is about 0.06 grams of fibre, 0.2 grams of protein and one gram of carbohydrate with 4.5 calories.So add it to your food whenever you get the opportunity! Casseroles and stews, marinades or salad dressings for example.