Garlic is part of the Allium family. The same family in which onions, scallions, shallots leeks and chives belong. It grows popularly in many parts of the world and is widely used for cooking due to its strong herbaceous, delicious taste, and spicy flavor. It's antibiotic properties are unprecedented among other plants. It can help and heal a wide range of ailments and is popularly known for its antibiotic, antioxidant, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. For these reasons, we use garlic in almost everything we cook and most herbal remedies we make.
Garlic Nutritional Facts - Garlic cloves have amazingly high levels of vitamins and minerals.
Just 100 g or 3.5 ounces, provides these percentages of recommended daily allowances:
- 95% of vitamin B-6
- 38% of vitamin C
- 13% of iron
- 18% of calcium
- 80% of manganese
- 22% Phosphorus
- It is scientifically proven that it decreases cholesterol and high blood pressure. Daily consumption of garlic also prevents heart attack and coronary heart disease.
- It helps all sorts of every day problems such as cold, fungal infections, flu, bug bites, and if you have diarrhea you should definitely consider trying garlic as a go-to remedy.
- It is a blood detoxifier and restorative that boosts your immune system! Garlic combined with ginger and onion and cayenne pepper can detoxify your body from chemotherapy.
Garlic works best when eaten on an empty stomach. One way is to mix it with Honey and Ginger into a cup of warm water to make a warming healthful drink. Here's what to do:
- Chop 2-3 garlic cloves into small pieces. Same with Ginger. Mix them with a tablespoon of honey.
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Rocco Antonelli is the chef and owner of Award Winning, Island Breeze Soups. He writes about food, gluten free living and offers helpful tips on wellness and living a healthy lifestyle.