Did you know that garlic is actually in the onion family?
Cousins of this smelly bulb are shallots, chives and leeks. Over 7,ooo years old, this African plant/bulb has been used for its wonderful health benefit. Its hydrogen sulfide production is well-known amongst herbalists to help prevent colon, breast and prostate cancers.
Aside from being delicious in culinary cuisine, garlic protects the heart by:
Increasing blood flow to the arteries
Lowering cholesterol levels in the blood
Combating high blood pressure (when made into a tea)
Lowering blood sugar levels
When we were living in NYC, there was a little bakery that sold garlic knots. Drenched in garlic and fresh oregano, I inhaled these to the point of needing 2 showers a day! LOL!
I put garlic in just about everything I cook including fish and my stews. My friend eats garlic raw (followed by a tall drink of water) and urges us to incorporate this heart friendly bulb in all dishes.
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