7. Garlic and the Immune System
The immune system is very complex and involves the ability to fight unwanted germs, regulate inflammation, and more. Garlic helps the immune system in numerous ways.
Garlic has many strong antioxidant benefits. These antioxidants improve the immune response and reduce inflammation in the body. It also increases the immune response of immune cells in the body.
Garlic also has antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-parasitic action in the body.23
Garlic doesn’t harm beneficial intestinal microbiota, but helps the body fight bacteria, viruses, and parasites that are harmful in the digestive tract.
Garlic also helps scavenge dangerous free radicals, which may help prevent damage in the body due to inflammation.24
However, some people do have an allergic response or sensitivity to lectins in garlic. If you have sensitivity, it is best to avoid.