Garlic is a food that begins with the letter "G." Garlic is the bulbous part of a plant that originated in Asia. The consumption of garlic can be traced back to the ancient Egyptians.
Aside from being a common ingredient in dishes of all types, garlic can be consumed on its own. Garlic has medicinal qualities and is sold in pill form as nutritional supplements. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, garlic is rich in antioxidants that fight the effects of aging. Evidence suggests that garlic may reduce the risk of heart disease and strengthen the immune system. Studies have also shown that people who consume large amounts of garlic have a lower risk of developing cancer.